Running After a Meniscus Tear

IS IT OKAY TO RUN AFTER A MENISCUS TEAR?

 

The meniscus is one of the most common knee structures to be injured. Damage to the meniscus can result from trauma, either from sports or recreational activities that involve high impact twisting motions and running.

In the older adult, the tear could be from age-related degradation of the meniscus.

Depending on the level and severity of your meniscus pain, you can often continue running. Many runners end up back on the road after meniscus tears. If in doubt, consult a medical professional.

A good knee brace for an advanced meniscus tear and pain is the GenuTrain S, which is a hinged knee support that provides extra stability.

Our Sports Compression Socks Run & Walk, worn by ultra runner Hilary (@thehilaryann) have helped elite athletes recover faster after their runs to prevent potential knee and leg injuries. 

Bauerfeind’s high-quality supports or braces with medical-grade compression is designed to provide pain relief and stability.

Our knit material and special viscoelastic cushioned pads make for a comfortable brace to complement your recovery process.

 


BEST KNEE BRACES FOR A TORN MENISCUS


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.

  • 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

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. Unique 3D weave is breathable, moisture wicking and provides all day comfort.

  • Pad wing – Proximal extension as far as the vastus medialis muscle, and improved proprioception.
  • Ring-shaped soft pad – Surrounds the kneecap to center it for stability.
  • Wedge-shaped Hoffa soft pads – Two pressure points on the pad relieve strain on the area below the knee, which can frequently cause pain.
knee brace for running after a meniscus tear

GenuTrain S Hinged Knee brace

An active knee brace designed especially for active seniors who need support of complex, chronic arthritic knee pain.

$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.
Knee strap in a colour combination of blue and grey and is worn on the right knee. It is considered one of Bauerfeind Australia's best recovery knee straps, GenuPoint Knee Strap.

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


HOW TO MEASURE YOUR GENUTRAIN KNEE BRACE FOR MENISCUS TEAR?

Bauerfeind knee braces offers targeted medical-grade compression for the knee joint to stimulate muscle regeneration and recovery. Our Perfect-Fit sizing system was developed after analysing 500,000 patients which allows us to offer 13 sizes than the usual small, medium and large sizes. 

Take a look at this video to learn how to measure your knee to achieve the perfect fit. Ensuring you achieve the perfect fit is important for medical effectiveness of the treatment and compliance to the brace

 

IS MENISCUS PAIN COMMON?

Meniscus pain due to a torn meniscus is one of the most common knee ailments. It can cause pain, swelling and stiffness. If you have meniscus pain, it is best to seek medical advice - play it safe.

 

HOW TO TREAT PAIN CAUSED BY A TORN MENISCUS?

  • Regularly apply ice packs in the first few days to the affected area to help reduce swelling and pain.
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises, especially for your quadriceps muscles. Your doctor can recommend a physical therapist to teach you what to do.
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications and analgesic may be helpful.
  • Severe or persistent pain should be investigated by your doctor.
  • For more advanced meniscus injuries, surgery may be recommended by your doctor.

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

 

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