Best Knee Braces For LCL Injuries


A common knee injury occurs to the lateral collateral ligament (LCL) which can get torn or sprained from direct force trauma. The LCL is a ligament, or band of tissue, that runs along the outer side of your knee. It helps to hold the bones together so that your knee joint remains stable when you move.

Symptoms of an LCL injury can range from mild to severe, including swelling of the knee, stiffness and locking, pain on the outside of the knee and instability.

Bauerfeind’s high-quality knee supports or braces with medical-grade compression target the symptoms and instabilities associated with LCL injuries.

We have appropriate braces dedicated to minimise the pain and swelling to help complement and facilitate the recovery process. The gentle fabric is comfortable and flexible, allowing you to perform everyday activities without any restrictions to movement.




Take a look at Olympic champion Adenizia Ferreira wearing GenuTrain S in both her knees and the MalleoTrain to treat her volleyball injuries. The GenuTrain S is a hinged knee brace ideal for LCL injuries. 

The knee brace provides extra lateral stability to support lateral collateral ligament damage through the joint splints on the side. The gel support massages the tendon muscles to improve recovery. 



    Bauerfeind GenuTrain Knee Brace providing pain relief and stabilisation for LCL injuries

    GenuTrain Knee Brace

    An award-winning knee brace that provides targeted support for pain relief and stabilisation of the knee to prevent MCL/LCL injuries. 

    $149.95 - Buy Here

    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
    • Moisture wicking fabric for all day comfort


    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

    The GenuTrain P3 is ideal for pain caused by misalignment of the kneecap (patellar lateralisation), femoropatellar pain syndrome (anterior knee pain), ACL, LCL and MCL injury or pain associated with patellar tip syndrome. The P3 is an ideal patella knee brace. Unique 3D weave is breathable, moisture wicking and provides all day comfort.

    • Muscle-relaxing pad – Reduces sideways pulling of the kneecap to further reduce pain and relax the muscles with soothing massage
    • Patella cover – Counteracts the tilting of the patella.
    • Ring-shaped soft pad – Surrounds the kneecap to center it for stability.


    Bauerfeind GenuTrain A3 knee brace for support of arthritic knee pain and to prevent LCL injuries

    GenuTrain A3 Knee Brace

    An active knee brace designed especially for active seniors who need support of complex, chronic arthritic knee pain to prevent chronic LCL injuries.

    $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 GenutTrain S Hinged knee brace for pain relief and to prevent LCL injury

    GenuTrain S Hinged Knee Brace

    An active knee brace designed especially for active seniors who need support of complex, chronic arthritic knee pain and LCL 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 adjustable straps allow you to control the amount of pressure for a better fit. The soft knit, three-dimensional fabric is comfortable to wear throughout the day as well as during sporting activity. 
    • The joint splints guide the knee, providing lateral movement support while keeping the area stable. This improves sensorimotor function for maximum movement control.




    Take a look at Bauerfeind GenuTrain S Hinged Knee Support for treatment of LCL, MCL, ACL injuries, advanced arthritis and advanced meniscus tears. This video shows the joint splints and viscoelastic gel pad inside the GenuTrain S. 

    LCL tears are common in sports such as skiing, football and rugby. GenuTrain S is ideal for treatment of Grade 1 and Grade 2 LCL tears. For severe Grade 3 LCL doctors might recommend surgical intervention or wearing the hinged knee brace for a longer period of time. 


    • Physical therapy. Strengthening exercises prescribed from your physiotherapist or exercise physiologist help to build muscles around the knee, easing the load on the joints and reducing pain.

    • Stretching. Lessen stiffness and reduce pain through stretching exercises.

    • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications and analgesic may be helpful for pain management.

    • Support and brace. A Bauerfeind brace offers enhanced stability, proprioception and medical-grade compression, which targets specific joints and relieves pain.