When you have varus knees, it's commonly known as "bow-leggedness". This happens when one or both knees start to bend out to the side, causing excess strain and pressure on the inside of the knee. Most often it causes early onset arthritis, but can also lead to issues with the meniscus and ligaments.
Wearing a knee varus brace doesn't correct the misalignment (for anyone past adolescence, this can only be done by surgery). However, it can greatly alleviate the pain and discomfort the varus causes, and by wearing a varus knee brace, you can slow down or even stop the damage it's doing to your joint.
Will these help with my knee injury?
Bauerfeind's range of knee sleeves work effectively at treating a range of issues, injuries and symptoms that affect the knee. Extensively tested in a wide range of clinical situations, they're one fo the best ways to effectively recover long term from injury.
Will these weaken my muscles?
While cheaper and less effective braces can cause an issue known as reliance (where the muscles become weaker and rely on the brace), Bauerfeind have perfected the blend of stability and movement. By restricting or immobilising specific parts of the ankle that need it, and freeing up the rest, you can continue to exercise, building and maintaining strength in the joint.
Can I wear these all day?
Virtually all our medical supports are designed to be worn for any length of time, whether it's half an hour after exercise to recover the muscle, or first thing in the morning to last thing at night.
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).