Running After a Knee Injury



If you’re returning to running after a knee injury, first assess your body. Check your range of movement of the knee, swelling of the joints and pain levels to ensure you don’t excessively exhaust your knee joint.

We recommend you plan a graded return, where you slowly get back into running. Depending on the nature and severity of your knee injury, wear a suitable knee brace.

It will improve your stability of the injured area and provide full range of motion which will bring you back to mobility with ease.

Bauerfeind’s knee braces have medical-grade compression which facilitates recovery by improving the blood flow to the knee joint. This supplies the targeted muscles with nutrients and oxygen which reduces swelling and minimises pain.



To recover from a mild knee injury, we recommend our Genutrain knee brace. For major runners knee injuries such as Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS or IT Band Syndrome), anterior knee pain and chondromalacia patella (deterioration of patella), we recommend the Genutrain P3.

Take a look at volleyball player Adenizia Ferreira wearing the GenuTrain P3 in both her knees for protection. 

P in P3 stands for patella. This knee brace has a patella pad and a muscle relaxing pad which massages the patella and supports the lateral muscles during running movement. 



Genutrain best knee brace for running after knee injuries

GenuTrain Knee Brace

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

$149.95 - Buy Here

  • 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

★ ★ ★ ★ ★  5 STARS

"Exceptional quality. Product exceeds expectations. Customer service is excellent and highly commended. I have recommended the genutrain to several of my teammates who are similarly impressed having tried the product. Yes it costs more than the average knee brace but this is just a class above and you get what you pay for." - Dzulkhairil M

GenuTrain P3 for running after a knee injury

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 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
  • 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.
  • Ring-shaped soft pad – Surrounds the kneecap to center it for stability.

GenuTrain A3 Knee Brace

An active knee brace 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 

Running after a knee injury

GenuTrain S Hinged Knee Brace

An active knee brace designed especially for active seniors who need support for chronic arthritic knee pain or getting back into running from a chronic knee 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.

  • 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.
  • Soft knit fabric – Breathable knit is comfortable to wear and keeps moisture away from the body.


Knees are highly prone to injury in runners due to the high impact of the biomechanical forces. 

Take a look at our in-house Bauerfeind specialist helping runners choose the right knee brace to get back into running after a knee injury.

Bauerfeind has been helping elite athletes, marathon runners and sprinters improve their performance and push their personal best for 90 years.