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Brace for Runner’s Knee

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Posted 9 months ago


Last updated: 29/11/2022


by James McCormack

James McCormack is a Physical Therapist who specializes in knee, foot & ankle injuries. www.james-mccormack.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com

Runner’s knee, also known as patellofemoral joint pain, is a painful condition where the knee cap becomes irritated by movement on the femur bone. Irritation can develop if the kneecap is malaligned or the joint is not used to the intensity or volume of training undertaken. In many cases, malalignment of the knee cap can be due to tightness in muscles around the knee, or poor strength of muscles around the hip.

A brace for runner’s knee is often very helpful to reduce pain and improve perceived stability at the knee.

Knee Braces for Runner’s Knee

There are several different forms of braces that can be purchased for runner’s knee. The best knee brace for runner’s knee will have a good fit for your knee, and provide the level of support you need. For some, it is adequate to have a compressive sleeve with little additional support as the improved proprioception is all they need. For others they may need more support around the patella to keep it well-aligned and some will need more stability at the medial or lateral aspect of the joint.

POWERLIX Knee Compression Sleeve

  • Breathable fabric
  • Antislip silicon strips
  • Compressive sleeve improves proprioception
  • Flexible design to not limit range of motion

This is a good knee support for runner’s knee if you need light support, but mainly the benefit of compression for improved proprioception. 

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NEENCA Knee Brace

  • Patella gel pad keeps patella aligned neutrally
  • Bilateral spring stabilisers for medial and lateral support
  • Adjustable velcro straps for a good fit
  • Breathable and sweat absorbent

This is a great knee brace for runner’s knee for those that need a little more support and those that have difficulty finding a well fitting knee brace. 

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Bauerfeind GenuTrain P3 Knee Brace

  • Compressive sleeve reduces swelling and improves proprioception
  • Silicon pad keeps the patella in a secure neutral position
  • Reduces pain from patella malalignment
  • Lightweight, breathable, and machine washable

This is a great knee brace for runner’s knee for those that need more support and need a more durable product. 

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Physiotherapy with James McCormack

This is not medical advice. We recommend a consultation with a medical professional such as James McCormack. He offers Online Physiotherapy Appointments for £45.

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