Best Knee Support For Running

SHOULD I WEAR A KNEE SUPPORT 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 support can minimise your chances of injury by providing enhanced stability and proprioception with 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 BRACES FOR RUNNING


GenuTrain Knee brace

An award-winning knee brace that provides targeted support for pain relief and stabilisation of the knee.

$149.95

If your knee is weak, swollen, painful or recovering from an injury, the Bauerfeind GenuTrain knee brace will help provide you with relief and stability.

  • Integrated donning aid allows you to easily put on the knee brace
  • Soft hollow of the knee for enhanced wearing comfort
  • Three-dimensional active knit for an ideal fit and optimal neuromuscular joint stabilization
  • Omega pad improves neuromuscular joint stabilization
  • Meniscus wings to help relieve meniscus pain
  • Hoffa pads provide pressure relief
  • Fits either leg the same version can be used for right and left
  • Moisture wicking fabric for all day comfort

 

GenuTrain P3 Knee brace

An advanced knee brace for pain and misalignment of the kneecap, often caused by injury related to sports

$239.95

The GenuTrain P3 is ideal for pain caused by misalignment of the kneecap (patellar lateralisation), femoropatellar pain syndrome (anterior knee pain), ACL and MCL injury or pain associated with patellar tip syndrome. The P3 is the go to knee brace for MMA and BJJ fighter like Conor McGregor.

  • Muscle-relaxing pad – Reduces sideways pulling of the kneecap to further reduce pain and relax the muscles with soothing massage
  • Corrective guide – Stops your kneecap from drifting outward to relieve discomfort and help healing without loss of mobility.
  • Patella cover – Counteracts the tilting of the patella.
  • Corrective strap – can be individually adjusted for optimal kneecap control.

GenuTrain S Hinged Knee brace

Relief for acute pain caused by advanced meniscus tearing, arthritis, instability or MCL injury.

$289.95

The hinged knee brace was engineered using Bauerfeind’s gradient compression, lateral joint splints and a viscoelastic pad to provide active protection of the knee.

The joint splints guide the knee, providing lateral movement support while keeping the area stable. This improves sensorimotor function for maximum movement control.

  • Three-dimensional fabric – Automatically conforms to the body’s natural shape for ideal fit and optimal joint stabilisation.
  • Adjustable straps – Lets you control the amount of pressure for a better fit and right amount of support
  • Joint side bars – Straps connect directly to side bars for superior stability in the knee and surrounding area.
  • Viscoelastic pads – Provides a massage effect during movement.
  • Soft knit fabric – Breathable knit is comfortable to wear and keeps moisture away from the body.
  • Reduced pressure at the edges – Prevents constriction.

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.

  • 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

Sports Knee Support

The Bauerfeind sports knee brace improves circulation and stimulates muscle regeneration around the knee.

$129.95

Get effective protection against excessive strain during sporting activity with the Bauerfeind Sports Knee Support. The controlled compression improves the knee’s ability to maintain maximum movement stability during sporting activities.

  • Light and airy knitted fabric makes it extremely comfortable to wear
  • Innovative pad for absorbing pressure peaks
  • Durable and easy to clean
  • Anatomically shaped for a secure fit and freedom of movement
  • Machine washable
  • The sports knee brace will fit the left or right leg
  • Uses Bauerfeind's medical grade compression technology, adapted for sporting use

HOW CAN A KNEE SUPPORT HELP WITH MY RUNNING?

Common running injuries such as runner's knee and ligament tears can be prevented by wearing a knee support. Knee supports can also assist with proprioception, stabilise your knee joints and reduce fatigue.