Running With A Torn Meniscus



Meniscus is a rubbery cartilage tissue which cushions the bones making up the knee joints.

It acts as a shock absorber while doing heavy activities like running and weightlifting.

A torn meniscus can cause pain while conducting these activities. Thus, it is not advisable to run with a torn meniscus.

It can not only exacerbate the injury and increase the chances of long-term pain but also increase your risk of developing osteoarthritis in the future.

However, you can use knee supports to stabilise and increase the range of the motion of knee which will aid in recovering the torn meniscus.

We highly recommend GenuTrain S for treating mild meniscus tears. It utilises hard plastic struts on a firm but free moving hinge joint to provide excellent lateral support and stability to the knee joint. 

Bauerfeind knee braces combine support and medical-graded compression. The targeted compression helps in alleviating pain and improving recovery by removing accumulated lactic acid. This can help with running with a torn meniscus. 


Running with a torn meniscus knee brace

GenuTrain S 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 when you are running with a torn meniscus. 

$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.

As you move, the visco pad provides a soothing massage effect to reduce swelling, inflammation and pain.

Running with a torn meniscus knee brace

GenuTrain Knee Brace

An award-winning knee brace that provides targeted support for pain relief and stabilisation of the knee to help with running with a torn meniscus.

$149.95 - Buy Here

If your knee is weak, swollen, painful or recovering from a torn meniscus, the Bauerfeind GenuTrain knee brace will help provide you with relief and stability.

  • 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


Running with a Torn Meniscus knee brace

GenuTrain P3 Knee Brace

An advanced knee brace for pain and misalignment of the kneecap to help with running with a torn meniscus. 

$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 – Proximal extension as far as the vastus medialis muscle, and improved proprioception.
  • 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.




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.



  • 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.