Best Braces For Runner's Knee

HOW CAN I RELIEVE PAIN AND DISCOMFORT CAUSED BY RUNNER’S KNEE?

Due to the continuous impact on each stride, runners have a high risk of developing Runner’s Knee (also called chondromalacia).

Key signs that you’ve developed PFPS include a dull, aching pain at the front of the knee, mild swelling and a grinding sensation across the knee and thigh bone.

A good knee brace for runner’s knee includes the GenuTrain, which provides targeted support for pain relief and stabilisation of the knee.

Bauerfeind’s high-quality supports or braces with medical-grade compression target the symptoms of runner’s knee and provide relief and stability.

ATHLETE AGNES WEARS BAUERFEIND 

Check out athlete Agnes Christine wearing the Sports Knee Support to protect her knee from conditions such as runner's knee and swelling from overuse of the knee joint. 

If you feel niggles in your knee or have been diagnosed and a knee brace recommended as part of your treatment, choosing the right knee brace is key to a speedier rehabilitation journey and reduction in pain.

Choosing the right knee brace will give you peace of mind while you engage in your favorite sport. Whether that’s running, tennis, golf, walking, netball, basketball or cycling.

 

WHY NEOPRENE DOESN'T WORK

We do not recommend using a cheap neoprene knee brace or knee sleeves. These sleeves offer little support and do not wick moisture. Combined this decreases the durability of the knee brace.

Using a 3D weave and moisture wicking fabric, Bauerfeind knee braces are ideal for both everyday and sports use. As the old saying goes, you do get what you pay for.


BEST KNEE BRACES FOR RUNNER'S KNEE


Sports Knee Support

The Bauerfeind sports knee brace improves circulation and stimulates muscle regeneration around the knee to aid in prevention of Runner's knee. 

$129.95 - Buy Here

Get effective protection against excessive strain during running with the Bauerfeind Sports Knee Support. The controlled compression improves the knee’s ability to maintain maximum movement stability during sporting activities.

  • Light and airy knitted fabric makes it extremely comfortable to wear
  • Innovative pad for absorbing pressure peaks
  • Easy to clean and high durability 
  • Anatomically shaped for a secure fit and freedom of movement
  • Machine washable
  • Uses Bauerfeind's medical grade compression technology, adapted for sporting use
Best Knee Brace for Runner's Knee

GenuTrain Knee brace

An award-winning knee brace that provides targeted support for pain relief and stabilisation of the knee.

$149.95 - Buy Here

If your knee is weak, swollen, painful or recovering from an injury, the Bauerfeind GenuTrain knee brace will help provide you with relief and stability.

  • Integrated donning aid allows you to easily put on the knee brace
  • Soft hollow of the knee for enhanced wearing comfort
  • Three-dimensional active knit for an ideal fit and optimal neuromuscular joint stabilization
  • Omega pad improves neuromuscular joint stabilization
  • Meniscus wings to help relieve meniscus pain
  • Hoffa pads provide pressure relief
  • Fits either leg the same version can be used for right and left
  • Moisture wicking fabric for all day comfort

 

Best knee brace for runner's knee

GenuTrain P3 Knee brace

An advanced knee brace for pain and misalignment of the kneecap, often caused by injury related to sports

$239.95 - Buy Here

The GenuTrain P3 is ideal for pain caused by misalignment of the kneecap (patellar lateralisation), femoropatellar pain syndrome (anterior knee pain), ACL and MCL injury or pain associated with patellar tip syndrome. The P3 is the go to knee brace for MMA and BJJ fighter like Conor McGregor.

  • Muscle-relaxing pad – Reduces sideways pulling of the kneecap to further reduce pain and relax the muscles with soothing massage
  • Corrective guide – Stops your kneecap from drifting outward to relieve discomfort and help healing without loss of mobility.
  • Patella cover – Counteracts the tilting of the patella.
  • Corrective strap – can be individually adjusted for optimal kneecap control.
GenuTrain S Hinged Knee Brace for Runner's Knee

GenuTrain S Hinged Knee brace

Relief for acute pain caused by advanced meniscus tearing, arthritis, instability or MCL injury.

$289.95 - Buy Here

The hinged knee brace was engineered using Bauerfeind’s gradient compression, lateral joint splints and a viscoelastic pad to provide active protection of the knee.

  • Three-dimensional fabric – Automatically conforms to the body’s natural shape for ideal fit and optimal joint stabilisation.
  • Adjustable straps – Lets you control the amount of pressure for a better fit and right amount of support
  • Joint side bars – Straps connect directly to side bars for superior stability in the knee and surrounding area.
  • Viscoelastic pads – Provides a massage effect during movement.
  • Soft knit fabric – Breathable knit is comfortable to wear and keeps moisture away from the body.
Best knee strap for runner's knee pain

GENUPOINT KNEE STRAP

A knee strap that provides targeted relief for the patella tendon.

$69.05 - Buy Here

Bauerfeind’s GenuPoint relieves the excess strain on the patellar tendon below the kneecap, helps to ease pain in the front knee, and counteracts the noticeable effects of restricted mobility.

  • Velcro strap and be tightened for adjustable compression
  • Anatomically shaped for a secure fit and freedom of movement
  • 3D airknit technology provides breathable, moisture-wicking comfort
"Love it. I have jumpers knee and it works perfectly!" - Anthony W. Crisp

HOW CAN I TREAT RUNNER’S KNEE?

To help relieve pain and swelling, you can rest your legs and use ice packs to reduce inflammation. Take NSAID painkillers like ibuprofen if necessary, and don’t forget to stretch and complete strengthening exercises like squats and glute bridges.

 

HOW TO TREAT PAIN CAUSED BY RUNNER’S KNEE

We recommend visiting a physiotherapist for treatment and advice on specialised treatment Runner's knee. They may recommend the following treatments.
  • Stop the activity the triggered the pain, and rest the area. Trying to ‘work through’ the pain will only make your symptoms worse and delay healing.
  • Regularly apply ice packs in the first few days to the affected area to help reduce swelling and pain.
  • Severe or persistent pain should be investigated by your doctor.
  • Do stretching and strengthening exercises, especially for your quadricep muscles. Your physiotherapist may recommend you specific exercises to help.

Play it safe: Consult a doctor if you experience unusually intense or persistent knee pain.