Best Knee Braces For Horse Riding

WHY SHOULD I WEAR A KNEE BRACE WHILE HORSE RIDING?

 

Riding a horse is hard on your knees. The knees are designed to move front to back. When horse riding we compress our knees against the horse’s barrel, creating a side-to-side stress on the joint.

Over time this causes inflammation in the joint and degradation of the cartilage.

Wearing a Bauerfeind brace or knee support can minimise your chances of injury by providing enhanced stability and improved recovery through medical-grade compression.

We recommend wearing the Sports Knee Support to aid in preventing knee injuries and improving recovery. 

If you are suffering from a knee injury and want to get back into riding again, we recommend wearing the GenuTrain S. It assists with knee stabilisation and reduced 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 enjoy equestrian sports.


BEST KNEE BRACES FOR HORSE RIDING


Knee Braces for Horse Riding

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

 

GenuTrain P3 knee brace for horse riding

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) and femoropatellar pain syndrome (anterior knee pain) associated with knee overuse during horse riding. 

  • 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 from horse riding.

$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.
  • Viscoelastic pads – Provides a massage effect during movement.
  • Soft knit fabric – Breathable knit is comfortable to wear and keeps moisture away from the body.

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 while horse riding 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
  • Durable and easy to clean
  • Anatomically shaped for a secure fit and freedom of movement
  • Machine washable
  • The sports knee brace will fit the left or right leg
  • Uses Bauerfeind's medical grade compression technology, adapted for sporting use

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

KNEE BRACES FOR PROPRIOCEPTION 

Take a look at NBATA athletic trainers explaining the proprioceptive benefits of Bauerfeind knee braces. 

"Proprioceptors help detect stretch, compression, vibration and pressure. All of these messages come together and are analyzed by your brain, which provides you with a sense of awareness of your body and its movement within space."

Succeeding at horse riding relies on gaining awareness of your body to improving performance and preventing an injury.

 

WHY DO I FEEL PAIN IN MY KNEES WHEN I AM HORSE RIDING?


Pain arises due to the prolonged compression of the knee against the horse’s barrel, which in turn causes lateral stress on the joint. Over time, this will result in instability in your structures and may increase your risk of inflammation and injury. Make sure to seek medical attention should this occur.

 

HOW TO TREAT A HORSE RIDING INJURY?

We recommend seeking treatment from a physiotherapist for treating a horse riding 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.
  • Arthritis of the Knee. Non-surgical treatment options for severe knee arthritis include physiotherapy exercises, applications of ice or heat and using supportive devices.
  • 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.

 

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