HOW TO GET BACK INTO RUNNING AFTER A KNEE INJURY?
If you’re returning to running after a knee injury, first assess your body. Check your range of movement of the knee, swelling of the joints and pain levels to ensure you don’t excessively exhaust your knee joint. We recommend you plan a graded return, where you slowly get back into running. Depending on the nature and severity of your knee injury, wear a suitable knee brace. It will improve your stability of the injured area and provide full range of motion which will bring you back to mobility with ease.
Bauerfeind’s knee braces have medical-grade compression which facilitates recovery by improving the blood flow to the knee joint. This supplies the targeted muscles with nutrients and oxygen which reduces swelling and minimises pain.
To recover from a mild knee injury, we recommend our Genutrain knee brace. For major runners knee injuries such as Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS or IT Band Syndrome), anterior knee pain and chondromalacia patella (deterioration of patella), we recommend Genutrain P3. P in P3 stands for patella. This knee brace has a patella pad and a muscle relaxing pad which massages the patella and supports the lateral muscles during running movement.