Returning to Running After a Knee Injury

Injury-free finally, how to return back to running after a knee injury?


The knee is a vital part of the body helping to support the weight of the body, therefore it is especially prone to injury. 

Fractures, ligament tears, soft tissue damage, bursitis and effusion of the joint are all very common running knee injuries.

During your initial recovery weeks, brisk walking is a good way to activate the leg muscles.

Depending on the severity of the injury, the body can take from 5 days upto 2-3 weeks to adapt the muscoskeletal system back to its natural state.

If you are returning back from a chronic knee injury, it is best to consult a doctor or physiotherapist to develop your rehabilitation programme and recommend you the right brace for your treatment.

It is important to remember to ease back into running at a high intensity and regularity. Wearing a Bauerfeind knee brace can assist with the recovery process and aid in ease of running after a knee injury. 

The medical-grade compression and flat-knit fabric of the GenuTrain knee brace allows healing of muscle fibres and reducing swelling post a knee injury.

It helps in draining out the accumulated lactic acid from affected areas and reducing excessive muscle vibrations caused by running. Reduced vibrations decrease overall tiredness and fatigue runners would experience.



    Bauerfeind GenuTrain knee brace to help you return to running after a knee injury.

    GenuTrain Knee Brace

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

    $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
    • Fits either leg the same version can be used for right and left
    • Moisture wicking fabric for all day comfort


    Bauerfeind GenuTrain P3 knee brace to help you return to running after a knee injury and misalignment of the kneecap..

    GenuTrain P3 Knee Brace

    An advanced knee brace for pain and misalignment of the kneecap, often caused by injury related to running.

    $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 and MCL injury or pain associated with patellar tip syndrome. Unique 3D weave is breathable, moisture wicking and provides all day comfort.

    • Corrective guide – Stops your kneecap from drifting outward to relieve discomfort and help healing without loss of mobility.
    • Corrective strap – can be individually adjusted for optimal kneecap control.
    • Pad wing – Proximal extension as far as the vastus medialis muscle, and improved proprioception.
    • Ring-shaped soft pad – Surrounds the kneecap to center it for stability.
    Bauerfeind GenuTrain S Hinged knee brace to help you to return to running after knee injury or chronic arthritic knee pain.

    GenuTrain S Hinged Knee Brace

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

    $289.95 - Buy Here 

    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.
    • Viscoelastic pads – Provides a massage effect during movement.
    • Soft knit fabric – Breathable knit is comfortable to wear and keeps moisture away from the body.
    Bauerfeind GenuPoint knee strap to help you return to running after a knee injury and patella tendon pain.

    GenuPoint Knee Strap

    A knee strap that provides targeted relief for the patella tendon.

    $69.95 - Buy Here

    Bauerfeind’s GenuPoint relieves the excess strain on the patellar tendon below the kneecap, helps to ease pain in the front knee, and counteracts the noticeable effects of restricted mobility.

    • Velcro strap and be tightened for adjustable compression
    • Anatomically shaped for a secure fit and freedom of movement
    • 3D airknit technology provides breathable, moisture-wicking comfort



    Bauerfeind Australia has been helping runners, sprinters, marathon runners, hikers including famous athletes like Hahner twins and Agnes Christine through their running knee injuries

    Take a look at our in-house Bauerfeind physical therapist explaining the different knee braces suited for runner needs. The Sports Knee Support brace from our Performance line helps in preventing knee injuries and relieving excess strain from the knee joint. 



    Depending on the level and severity of the pain, it is best to rest your knee and ice it. If the pain persists, seek medical attention.



    • Regularly apply ice packs in the first few days to the affected area to help reduce swelling and pain.
    • Stretching and strengthening exercises, especially for your quadriceps muscles. Your doctor can recommend a physical therapist to teach you what to do.
    • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications and analgesic may be helpful.
    • Severe or persistent pain should be investigated by your doctor.

    Play it safe: Consult a doctor if you experience unusually intense and persistent pain.