Best Knee Braces For Athletics

WHY SHOULD I WEAR A KNEE SUPPORT DURING ATHLETICS? 

 

Track and field or athletics injuries are very common as the body is pushed to the limit, often in short, sharp spurts.

The most common types of knee injuries when performing athletics include ACL, MCL and LCL injuries, dislocated shoulder, thigh strain, knee ligament tear and bursitis knee.

Wearing a Bauerfeind brace or knee support can minimise your chances of injury by providing enhanced stability, medical-grade compression and assist to reduce unwanted lateral knee movement.

Bauerfeind knee braces help to promote blood flow with the use of medical grade compression, something not found when using cheap neoprene sleeves and braces. Protect your knee joints so you can nail your high jump, long jump, sprints and hurdles. 

 

OLYMPIAN GYMNAST USES SECUTEC GENU TO TREAT KNEE INJURY

 

Inspirational Olympian German gymnast, Toba Andreas, who ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament of his knee during an awkward landing at a Mens Team event and yet continued for his team to qualify for the finals has utilised Bauerfeind products to get back in the game.

Take a look Toba wearing the SecuTec Genu to treat his torn collateral ligament. The SecuTec Genu provides stability for ruptured cruciate ligaments using a hard-frame orthosis. The additional hinge allows adjustment of angles to immobilise the leg for faster healing. 

 


BEST KNEE BRACES FOR ATHLETICS


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

"Definitely made a difference with the support I need during an intensive workout, thank you!" - Marios K.

 

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

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.

GENUPOINT KNEE STRAP

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

$69.95 - 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

"Quick delivery. Merchandise quality meets what was stated in the advertisement." - John K.

WHAT EXERCISES SHOULD I DO FOR KNEES?

It’s good to complete leg exercises to strengthen the muscles. Straight leg raises, hamstring curls and wall squats are good beginner exercises. If you have knee pain, make sure to see a doctor before starting to do exercises.

HOW TO TREAT A TRACK AND FIELD KNEE INJURY?

    We recommend visiting a physiotherapist for treatment and advice on treating common running injuries. They may recommend the following treatments for further athletics injuries.
  • Strains or Sprains. Many sprains and strains can be treated with the RICE method: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. A good physiotherapist can assist with the recovery however prevention is always better than cure.
  • Medial Collateral Ligament injury.  This occurs when the (valgus) force is too great for the ligament to resist and the ligament is overstretched. Treatment of an MCL injury varies depending on its severity. Always consult a physiotherapist to receive a full diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • Bursitis Knee. If you experience swelling and painful motion of the knee attend to it with the RICE method and anti-inflammatory medications. We recommend seeking further guidance from a physiotherapist.

    Play it safe: Consult a doctor if you experience unusually intense and persistent tendonitis pain.