Returning to Running After a Knee Injury

WHAT ARE COMMON KNEE INJURIES?

  Fractures, ligament tears, soft tissue damage, bursitis and effusion of the joint are all very common knee injuries. As the knee is such a vital part of the body, helping to support the weight of the body, it is especially prone to injury.

If you have chronic knee pain (over 6 weeks), it is best to consult a doctor to diagnose any problems and receive treatment.

 

HOW DO I TREAT KNEE PAIN?

  • Regularly apply ice packs in the first few days to the affected area to help reduce swelling and pain.
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises, especially for your quadriceps muscles. Your doctor can recommend a physical therapist to teach you what to do.
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications and analgesic may be helpful.
  • Severe or persistent pain should be investigated by your doctor.

Play it safe: Consult a doctor if you experience unusually intense and persistent pain.

    BEST KNEE BRACES FOR KNEE PAIN


    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

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    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. Unique 3D weave is breathable, moisture wicking and provides all day comfort.

    • Corrective guide – Stops your kneecap from drifting outward to relieve discomfort and help healing without loss of mobility.
    • Corrective strap – can be individually adjusted for optimal kneecap control.
    • Pad wing – Proximal extension as far as the vastus medialis muscle, and improved proprioception.
    • Ring-shaped soft pad – Surrounds the kneecap to center it for stability.
    • Wedge-shaped Hoffa soft pads – Two pressure points on the pad relieve strain on the area below the knee, which can frequently cause pain.

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    GenuTrain S Hinged Knee brace

    An active knee brace designed especially for active seniors who need support of complex, chronic arthritic knee pain.

    $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.

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    GenuPoint Knee Strap

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

    $69.95

    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

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    CAN I EXERCISE WITH KNEE PAIN?

    Depending on the level and severity of the pain, it is best to rest your knee and ice it. If the pain persists, seek medical attention.