Whether you've strained your MCL exercising, torn the ACL playing sports or done you LCL in from repeated injury, knee ligament pain and issues are relatively common for those playing sports. Wearing a ligament knee brace provides stability back to the joint, takes pressure off the ligament itself to allow for healing and recovery and helps you to get back to the sports you love. Ligament knee braces are one of the many issues that Bauerfeind specialises in.
Why are the ligaments in my knee important?
Your knee has four main ligaments, the ACL, PCL, MCL and LCL. These connect the bones together and stabilise your movement, without them your knee would slide about and leave you laying on the ground with every step. Each one has their own specific role, whether stabilising you while you run, helping you land on the ground or just turning the corner.
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.
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 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).