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Knee Braces for Running

More stability and support for your best runs

As a runner, you want to cross the finish line. Bauerfeind knee braces, straps and sleeves help protect and support your joints, relieve pain and reduce strain, for you to perform at your best. Our extra breathable and soft knit makes the brace the most comfortable you will ever wear.

All products have been developed with athletes in mind and are ideal for runners looking to prevent injuries, have had an injury or pain in the past or want to recover more effectively. Try Bauerfeind products risk-free with our 60-day money-back guarantee.

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How do knee braces help treat injuries?

Bauerfeind’s knee braces, straps and sleeves provide stability, massage and compression to support and relieve the knee. The German-engineered technology of Bauerfeind braces maximizes proprioceptive feedback and the body’s natural regenerative systems to protect the knee and speed up recovery.

Do I need a knee brace for running?

If you’ve experienced a knee injury in the past, have pain or feel your knee needs extra support, wearing a knee brace relieves pain, makes running more comfortable and your knee feel more stable.

Compression found in Bauerfeind’s Knee Brace Line provides stability and massages the area around the knee joint to reduce pain and inflammation. If you’ve never had a knee injury, you may still want to consider an athletic brace like the Bauerfeind Sports Knee Support to help protect your knee against excessive strain while running.

Read more about running-related knee injuries and how to treat them here.

What are the most common knee injuries for runners?

Some of the most common knee injuries for runners include: runner’s knee, iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) and patellar tendonitis. All are related to repetitive strain or biomechanical imbalances that put extra load on the joint. Bauerfeind knee braces, straps and sleeves can help you to stabilize and support your knee, relieve pain and reduce inflammation and swelling to get you to the finish line.

How do you prevent runner’s knee?

“Runner’s knee” is the common name for patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). It is caused by a combination of muscular and biomechanical imbalances. While there is no solution to preventing runner’s knee, a good warm-up regimen, limiting distance increases to 10% per week and wearing a compression brace such as the Sports Knee Support can help reduce your risk. At the first sign of pain, reduce your distance and increase your resting times to give your body time to heal.

How to prevent running injuries?

Gradually getting used to running and giving your muscles, joints and ligaments enough time to adjust is key to preventing injury. Additionally, investing in well-fitting shoes, running insoles and working on your running technique are a few ways to prevent injuries. Read more about preventing running injuries here.

Can I run while injured?

While most running injuries can heal on their own, it’s best to rest for a few days based on the severity of the injury. Aqua jogging or cycling can take off the strain while staying in an exercise routine.

In case of a knee injury, a knee brace, such as the Bauerfeind Sports Knee Support, can help to stabilize and support the knee to slowly get back into running.

Consult a doctor if your pain does not subside within a few days. Immediately see a doctor if you experience fever, chills or if your joint is red and/or feels warm to the touch, as this could be indications of infection.

Can I wash my Bauerfeind knee brace, strap or sleeve?

All Bauerfeind knee braces and supports are machine-washable and easy to care for. In fact, Bauerfeind recommends regular washing to maintain the shape and compression of the knitted fabric.

For products with Velcro straps, fasten them securely at the place provided on the brace. Machine-wash your brace, sleeve or strap in cold water using a gentle or delicate cycle. Wash separately using a laundry detergent with no additives (do not use fabric softener or Woolite). Lay flat and let it air-dry. Do not put it in the dryer. Proper washing and drying helps keep the knit’s elasticity and original fit.

This information is provided for general information purposes and should not be relied on as a substitute for medical advice, evaluation or care from a qualified and licensed health care provider. The information contained here is not to be considered a plan of care of physical therapy.