Best Knee Braces For Dancing

WHY SHOULD DANCERS WEAR A KNEE BRACE WHEN DANCING?

 

Dancers can perform hundreds of jumps in a single dance class, so it’s no surprise that knee pain is a common problem.

Common knee injuries dancers develop are: 

  • Meniscus Tears: Overuse of the knee joint during twisting movements.
  • ACL injury: Awkward landing during jumps on hard surface.
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease: Young dancers can develop this syndrome due to overuse of quadriceps.
  • Patellofemoral knee syndrome: Excessive strain on the knee joint due to overpronation during dancing movement. 

Wearing a Bauerfeind brace or knee support can minimise your risk of developing a dancing injury by providing enhanced stability, proprioception and moisture-wicking, medical-grade compression.

Many dancers will tend to push through despite the pain, however this can cause more problems in the long run.  

It is important to get on top of these issues as soon as they arise to avoid further muscle imbalance, weakness or a progression in the injury. 


BEST KNEE BRACES FOR DANCING


GenuTrain Knee brace

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

$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.

  • Soft hollow of the knee for enhanced wearing comfort
  • Omega pad improves neuromuscular joint stabilization
  • Meniscus wings to help relieve meniscus pain
  • Moisture wicking fabric for all day comfort

"Really excellent support at training for long-term knee problem/Osgood Schlatters!" - Shane

 

knee brace for patella pain in dancing

GenuTrain P3 Knee brace

An advanced knee brace for pain and misalignment of the kneecap, often caused by injury related to dancing and other sporting activity. 

$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.

  • 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.
Best knee brace for dancing

Sports Knee Support

The Bauerfeind sports knee brace improves circulation and stimulates muscle regeneration around the knee.

$129.95 - Buy Here

Get effective protection against excessive strain during sporting activity 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
  • Anatomically shaped for a secure fit and freedom of movement

"My daughter has tried many knee supports and has found this one fits well and stays up which has been a problem with others. It is comfortable and gives great support." - Cate

Best knee strap for dancing

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

 

BAUERFEIND KNEE BRACES FOR DANCING

Dancers and athletes have used Bauerfeind to improve their performance, prevent and treat knee injuries since 1929. Since 2010, Bauerfeind has been offering its orthopedic services to all participating countries in the Olympic Games. 

Wearing a Bauerfeind brace or knee support can minimise your chances of injury by providing enhanced stability, proprioception and medical-grade compression. Take a look at this video showing how you can use Bauerfeind braces and supports to enhance your performance and prevent injury. 

WHAT SHOULD I DO TO PREVENT KNEE PAIN WHEN DANCING?

It is important to allow adequate rest between the days that you are dancing to allow your body to recover. Ensuring a good warm up and cool down will also help to get your blood flowing to your working muscles.

 

HOW TO TREAT A DANCING KNEE INJURY?

We recommend seeking treatment from a physiotherapist on treating a dancing injury. They may recommend one the following treatments.

  • 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.
  • Jumper’s Knee. This is commonly known as Patellar tendonitis. Rarely does this condition require surgery. It can generally be treated using a combination of anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen) and exercise. A corticosteroid injection may also be used.

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