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.