Running With A Meniscus Tear



Meniscus tears can be identified by tearing sound accompanied with knee pain.

The meniscus tissue cushions the bones which make up the knee joint, thus running with a meniscus tear is not advisable.

It can exacerbate the injury and increase risk of long-term pain and developing osteoarthritis.

However, using a sports brace such as GenuTrain S Hinged Brace can aid in stabilizing the knee and allow greater range of motion of the knee joint.

The lateral support provided by the side struts and hinge joint improves your proprioception which can become impaired after a knee injury.

This helps in running with a meniscus tear. We advise you to seek professional medical help from a physiotherapist if you are experiencing severe pain in your knees when running. 




Many people with a torn meniscus can walk and complete daily exercises with no major restrictions.

It is important to see a medical specialist to get it treated right away so you can resume pain-free normal activity as soon as possible.

Bauerfeind’s high-quality supports or braces with medical-grade compression are designed to provide pain relief and stability.

Our knit material and special viscoelastic cushioned pads make for a comfortable brace to complement your recovery process.



Running with Meniscus Tear knee brace

GenuTrain S Hinged Knee Brace

Relief for acute pain caused by advanced meniscus tearing, arthritis, instability or MCL injury. An adjustable knee brace with hinged sidebars that guide the knee’s movement while providing extra stability.

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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. As you start running or walking, the visco pad provides a soothing massage effect to reduce swelling, inflammation and pain.

GenuTrain Knee Brace

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

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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.

  • 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


Best knee brace for running with a meniscus tear

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. Unique 3D weave is breathable, moisture wicking and provides all day comfort.

  • Pad wing - Relieves pressure for pain management.
  • Ring-shaped soft pad – Surrounds the kneecap to center it for stability.
  • Wedge-shaped Hoffa soft pads – Two pressure points on the pad relieve strain on the area below the knee, which can frequently cause pain when running or walking with a meniscus tear.



  • 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.
  • For more advanced meniscus injuries, surgery may be recommended by your doctor.

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