Best Braces For Iliotibial Band Syndrome


ITB syndrome is an overuse injury that arises through repeated trauma around the thigh. It is the most common cause of “Runner’s Knee” and can affect many long-term runners.

Those who are susceptible to ITB syndrome don’t have proper running biomechanics due to underlying muscular imbalances, ground that is run on and/or fatigue.



Bauerfeind’s high-quality supports or braces with medical-grade compression that is designed to provide instant pain relief and target any structural imbalances.

Our knit material and special viscoelastic cushioned pads make for the most comfortable brace you will ever wear to complement your recovery process. A good brace for ITB Syndrome includes the GenuTrain P3, which provides relief for pain and misalignment of the kneecap.


Why Neoprene Doesn't Work

We do not recommend using a cheap neoprene knee brace or knee sleeves. These sleeves offer little support and do not wick moisture. Combined this decreases the durability of the knee brace.

Using a 3D weave and moisture wicking fabric, Bauerfeind knee braces are ideal for both everyday and sports use. As the old saying goes, you do get what you pay for.



    Best Braces For IT Band Syndrome

    Bauerfeind GenuTrain A3 Knee brace for chronic knee pain and iliotibial band syndrome. In a colour combination of blue and gray, is wore on a right knee. With the logo of Bauerfeind that is consider as one of their best braces for iliotibial band syndrome.

    GenuTrain A3 Knee Brace

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

    $229.95 - Buy Here

    If you suffer from osteoarthritis or degenerative knee pain, the clinically developed GenuTrain A3 knee brace can provide pain relief and targeted support for your knee joint. It is also suitable to treat minor meniscal strains and micro-tears.

    • 3D Airknit technology provides breathable, moisture-wicking comfort.
    • Expansion zone in the calf area makes it easier to put on.
    • Anatomically shaped for a secure fit and freedom of movement.
    Bauerfeind GenuTrain Knee brace for pain relief and iliotibial band syndrom. 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 braces.

    GenuTrain Knee Brace

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

    $149.95 - Buy Now

    The Bauerfeind GenuTrain is a best selling knee brace suited to minor knee conditions where lateral movement is not a concern. Best suited to the following sports:

    • Running. Short distance to Marathon. Mild runners knee.
    • Walking, when impacted by mild arthritis.
    • Netball and basketball.
    • Soccer.
    • Rugby league, union and AFL.
    • Skiing, where lateral movement of the knee is not an issue.
    The GenuTrain features a moisture wicking 3D weave and is machine washable. With proper care the brace will last several years.


    Bauerfeind GenuTrain P3 Knee brace for misalignment of the kneecap and iliotibial band syndrom. In a colour combination of blue and gray, is wore on a right knee. With the logo of Bauerfeind that is consider as one of their best braces for iliotibial band syndrome.

    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

    Aid in pain relief from patellofemoral pain syndrome (anterior knee pain), ACL and MCL injury or pain associated with patellar tip syndrome.

    • Muscle-relaxing pad – Reduces sideways pulling of the kneecap to further reduce pain and relax the muscles with soothing massage
    • Corrective guide – Stops your kneecap from drifting outward to relieve discomfort and help healing without loss of mobility.
    • Patella cover – Counteracts the tilting of the patella.
    • Pad wing – Proximal extension as far as the vastus medialis muscle, and improved proprioception.
    • Ring-shaped soft pad and wedge-shaped hoffa soft pad– Surrounds the kneecap to center it for stability and two pressure points to relieve strain.
    Bauerfeind GenuTrain S Hinged Knee brace for injury, instability and iliotibial band syndrom. having a colour combination of blue and gray, is wore on a right knee. With the logo of Bauerfeind that is consider as one of their best braces for iliotibial band syndrome.

    GenuTrain S Hinged Knee Brace

    Relief for acute pain caused by advanced meniscus tearing, arthritis, instability or MCL injury.

    $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.

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

    • 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.



    Check out this video in which Bauerfeind physical therapist explains how Bauerfeind's GenuTrain is better than traditional cheap neoprene knee braces to aid in treatment and prevention of IT Band Syndrome, often known as Runner's knee. 

    The silicone grip prevents slipping of the knee brace during runs. The moisture-wicking, breathable fabric helps in improving the range of motion and proprioception of the knee joint. 


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    Why use a knee brace?

    It is important to take care of your knees. Once you feel pain in your knee it is vital to find the cause of the problem. The cause may be biomechanical or due to a strain on a muscle or ligament. The best advice on treating your knee condition and on whether or not to use a knee brace to help with your sport will generally come from a physiotherapist. It is important to get on top of these issues as soon as they arise to avoid further muscle imbalance, weakness or a progression in the injury.

    Choosing the right knee brace will give you peace of mind while you engage in your favorite sport. Whether that’s running, tennis, golf, walking, netball, basketball or cycling.

    Shop Bauerfeind’s wide selection of sports knee braces and give your knee and surrounding ligaments the support needed during your runs, recover from injury and finally rid yourself of knee pain.

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