The ITB (iliotibial band) is a stretch of muscle and connective tissue that runs from your hip down your leg, acting to stabilise and support the leg, particularly the knee joint, helping to guide your movement. When this band becomes strained and inflamed, most often due to running, jumping and cycling, it can lead to an issue known as ITB syndrome.
When you're affected by this, wearing an ITBS knee brace can help to alleviate the pain and discomfort, and help the muscle to properly recover and heal. While specialised physiotherapy can treat the issue well, pairing this with an IT band knee brace is the best way to care for your ITB.
Can I wear these all day or just when I play?
Most of our Performance line is designed for wear during active movement rather than all day, while our main range (products ending in "Train" or "Loc") are better suited for injury management and all day wear, whether it's sports, exercise, work or just chores around the house.
If you're unsure if the support you're looking at is ideal for all day wear, just give us a call on 1300 668 466.
What makes these products better than others?
Simply put, Bauerfeind have set the global standard for medical braces, compression and insoles. Using the highest quality materials to construct decades-refined products that have been clinically proven to address a vast range of issues. There's no substitute for quality, and Bauerfeind have that from the simplest strap to the largest brace.
How long do they last?
Bauerfeind's high quality construction and design mean that all of our products go the distance, especially when cared for properly. Below is a rough outline of how long products last before they start to lose their effectiveness over time.
Compression Stockings - 6 to 9 months of daily wear
Braces & supports - 1 to two years of daily wear
Insoles - 9 to 12 months of daily wear
It's important to note that this is a rough guideline, and each person's usage and general care can change the longevity of the product either way
How do I take care of these products?
Virtually all of our products can be machine washed on a cold gentle cycle and air dried out of direct sunlight. Putting them on and taking them off carefully is recommended, and for specific product care, refer to the product manual or contact our friendly staff.
What is the warranty for these products?
All supports and insoles come with a 12 month warranty, and compression stockings with a 3 month warranty for any manufacturers faults. At any point if you've got issues with the product or aren't sure if something is wrong, just contact our helpful staff.
How do I know they'll fit?
Bauerfeind have an incredibly extensive sizing system for our products based off of hundreds of thousands of patient measurements. The perfect anatomic fit system we use means that the supports are designed to fit your body, not the other way around. (We also offer custom options for a range of our products for those rare few who still can't fit into our sizing range).