Best Knee Straps For Running

SHOULD I WEAR A KNEE STRAP WHEN RUNNING?

Uneven surfaces and fatigue carry with them the risk of injury. Some runners also suffer from unstable ligaments and tendons.

Wearing a Bauerfeind knee strap can minimise your chances of injury by providing enhanced stability, proprioception and medical-grade compression. Protect your joints so you can enjoy your next marathon, 10k, 5k, bushwalk or trail run. 

HOW TO TREAT A RUNNING INJURY

    We recommend visiting a physiotherapist for treatment and advice on treating common running injuries. They may recommend the following treatments.
  • Strains or Sprains. Many sprains and strains can be treated with the RICE method: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. A good physiotherapist can assist with the recovery however prevention is always better than cure.
  • Runner’s Knee. This is the common name for patellofemoral pain syndrome. This is often due to abnormal mechanics caused by problems close to the knee, forcing the patella to bump against the femoral groove. We recommend speaking with a running specific physiotherapist, they will usually review your running form as well tissue and musculature.
  • Ligament Tearing. Ligament tears will generally always require surgery. A torn ligament rebuild uses a tissue graft, as the ligament will not generally heal properly otherwise. Surgery can be minimally invasive however these injuries may take considerable time to heal.

BEST KNEE STRAPS FOR RUNNING


Bauerfeind Sports Knee Strap

A knee strap for the targeted relief of the patellar tendon during intense running and jumping sports.

$69.95

The sports knee strap supports and guides the patellar tendon during loading. The narrow, anatomically contoured support sits under the kneecap and provides relief thanks to a special functional element with pressure points. Best suited to the following:

  • Great for treating runner's knee during activity.
  • Jumping sports, such as netball and basketball when the patellar tendon needs support.
  • Patellar tip syndrome.
  • Chondropathy of the patella.
The Bauerfeind sports knee strap relieves the excess strain on the patellar tendon below the kneecap, helps to ease pain in the front of the knee, and counteracts the noticeable effects of restricted mobility.

 

GENUPOINT KNEE STRAP

A knee strap that provides targeted relief for the patella tendon.

$69.05

Bauerfeind’s GenuPoint relieves the excess strain on the patellar tendon below the kneecap, helps to ease pain in the front knee, and counteracts the noticeable effects of restricted mobility.

  • Great for the day to day treatment of runner's knee.
  • Velcro strap and be tightened for adjustable compression.
  • Anatomically shaped for a secure fit and freedom of movement.
  • 3D airknit technology provides breathable, moisture-wicking comfort.