Running After a Torn Meniscus

CAN I RUN AFTER A MENISCUS TEAR?

Meniscus tears can be identified by tearing sound accompanied with knee pain. The meniscus tissue cushions the bones which make up the knee joint, thus running after a meniscus tear is not advisable. It can exacerbate the injury and increase risk of long-term pain and developing osteoarthritis.

However, using a sports brace such as GenuTrain S Hinged Brace can aid in stabilizing the knee and allow greater range of motion of the knee joint. The lateral support provided by the side struts and hinge joint improves your proprioception which can become impaired after a knee injury.

CAN I WALK AFTER A MENISCUS TEAR?

Many people with a torn meniscus can walk and complete daily exercises with no major restrictions. It is important to see a medical specialist to get it treated right away so you can resume pain-free normal activity as soon as possible.

Bauerfeind’s high-quality supports or braces with medical-grade compression are 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 MENISCUS TEAR


GenuTrain S knee brace running after a torn meniscus

GenuTrain S knee brace

Relief for acute pain caused by advanced meniscus tearing, arthritis, instability or MCL injury. An adjustable knee brace with hinged sidebars that guide the knee’s movement while providing extra stability.

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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.

The joint splints guide the knee, providing lateral movement support while keeping the area stable. This improves sensorimotor function for maximum movement control.

As you move, the visco pad provides a soothing massage effect to reduce swelling, inflammation and pain.

  • 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.
  • Reduced pressure at the edges – Prevents constriction.
knee brace for Running after a meniscus tear

GenuTrain Knee brace

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

$149.95 - Buy Now

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

 

Running after a torn meniscus

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 now

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.

  • Corrective guide – Stops your kneecap from drifting outward to relieve discomfort and help healing without loss of mobility.
  • Corrective strap – can be individually adjusted for optimal kneecap control.
  • 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.

 

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.