Running places lots of stress on your knees which can result in injuries to the knee joint, patella, the meniscus, and the cartilage. If you’re starting to feel knee pain or have been running for a long time with discomfort, then you could benefit from using a knee brace for running.
Our team of experts (healthcare professionals) has put together a complete selection of braces for running injuries. Instead of providing a generic “best knee brace for running” list, we have here a complete selection of knee braces we’ve used on runners in the past with injuries like runner’s knee, patella tracking problems, meniscus tears, and arthritis. These knee braces can also be used to support your knee and prevent injuries after surgery as well.
HOW TO CHOOSE A KNEE BRACE FOR RUNNING:
No two runners are the same. Male and female runners are different so when choosing a knee brace to use for running it’s best to choose your brace first according to your running injury. Not sure what type of injury you have? Our catalog of running knee braces includes indications to help customers find the right knee brace for their injury. Our staff has 20 years of experience with helping runners choose the best knee brace to relieve pain while running. Let us help.
Knee braces for runners are made out of different materials including neoprene, elastic blends, aluminum, and polyester/nylon alternatives that offer support. If you run you’ll need a brace that provides stability, a comfortable fit, and addresses your injury appropriately when running on flat surfaces or trails. Knee braces made from Neoprene and aluminum tend to be more durable.
Elastic and polyester/nylon knee braces perform like a compression knee sleeve to contour more precisely to a runner’s knee. These sleeve knee brace products tend to be more popular with runners who want to find the best knee brace for running after meniscus surgery or running now with a meniscus tear.
Knee straps and knee wraps with adjustable buttress designs or an open patella knee design can be helpful to runners searching for a brace for runner’s knee, chondromalacia, and patellar tendonitis conditions. They have adjustable gel pads
Aluminum hinges are found in more supportive knee braces for runners. These braces offer support for ligament sprains, and braces with full aluminum frames are recommended for running after ACL surgery. Our unloaders are unique braces that offload the knee joint of runners experiencing knee pain from having osteoarthritis. These types of knee braces for runners provide maximum protection and support for reducing pain from joint injuries.