How do leg braces work?
When bracing to the leg, there is one action more important than any other, compression. Bauerfeind's leg braces work by providing targeted medical-grade compression to specific muscles and areas in the leg to alleviate pain and inflammation, reduce swelling, improve blood-flow and activate the muscles to get more power and less fatigue out of each movement, for both short and long-term recovery.
Will my legs move properly once I stop wearing these?
Braces help to support and stabilise parts of the body after injury, illness or other issues. Like any type of recovery, it's important not to rely on a single thing, and for physical issues affecting the legs, that's particularly true. While wearing a leg brace, you should continue to strengthen and exercise the muscles to ensure the best recovery, so that when you start to ease off how often the brace is worn, your leg is strong and flexible.
Why not just strengthen the muscle?
It is true that strengthening is the primary way to effectively recover from injury, especially when done with the supervision and guidance of a physiotherapist. However, there's no need to do this alone, and combining it with a healthy diet, routine and bracing/supports, you can get more out of the strengthening, as well as alleviating the pain and discomfort that often stops people from properly exercising.
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).