The 4 Best Knee Braces For Sport

The Best Braces are “MADE IN GERMANY”

Bauerfeind, a German company formed in 1929, supply knee braces to elite athletes the world over. Included in this list are Olympians, marathon runners, NBA basketball players and Australian Rugby League stars.

Take a look at Rugby legend Digby Ioane wearing a Bauerfeind GenuTrain P3. Digby suffers from damage to his meniscus. He was 3D measured to ensure his knee braces had the perfect fit. Bauerfeind are the only knee brace supplier in Australia to provide 3D scanning prior to purchasing a knee brace. If you're not able to visit a showroom you can also measure yourself using a standard tape measure.

Bauerfeind sports knee supports are suitable for a range of sports injuries specific to knee injuries such as meniscus tears, patella fractures, patella tendonitis, osgood schlatters and PCL/MCL tears.


Why Neoprene doesn't work

We do not recommend using a cheap neoprene knee brace or knee sleeves. These sleeves offer little support and do not wick moisture. Combined this decreases the durability of the knee brace.

Using a 3D weave and moisture wicking fabric, Bauerfeind knee braces are ideal for both everyday and sports use. As the old saying goes, you do get what you pay for.


The best knee braces for sports

Bauerfeind Sports Knee Strap

Bauerfeind Sports Knee Strap

Targeted relief of patellar tendon for intense running and jumping sports.

$69.95 - Buy Now

The sports knee strap supports and guides the patellar tendon during loading. The narrow, anatomically contoured support sits under the kneecap and provides relief thanks to a special functional element with pressure points. Best suited to the following:

  • Jumping sports, such as netball and basketball when the patellar tendon needs support.
  • Patellar tip syndrome.
  • Chondropathy of the patella.
The Bauerfeind sports knee strap relieves the excess strain on the patellar tendon below the kneecap, helps to ease pain in the front of the knee, and counteracts the noticeable effects of restricted mobility.


Bauerfeind Sports Knee Support

Bauerfeind Sports Knee Support

The Bauerfeind Sports Knee Support improves circulation and stimulates muscle regeneration around the knee. .

$129.95 - Buy Now

Unparalleled comfort, breathability and durability protect your knee and help maintain peak performance during sporting activity

Get effective protection against excessive strain during sporting activity with the Bauerfeind Sports Knee Support.

The controlled compression improves the knee’s ability to maintain maximum movement stability during sporting activities.

At the same time, the hard-wearing Sports Knee Support massages the ligaments, tendons, muscles, and the connective tissue, which in turn has a positive impact on the sensorimotor system.

Knee brace having a colour combination of blue and grey, is wore on a right knee. With the logo of Bauerfeind that is consider as one of their best recovery knee brace which is named as GenuTrain Knee Brace.

Bauerfeind GenuTrain

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

$149.95 - Buy Now

The Bauerfeind GenuTrain is a best selling knee brace suited to minor knee conditions where lateral movement is not a concern. Best suited to the following sports:

  • Running. Short distance to Marathon. Mild runners knee.
  • Walking, when impacted by mild arthritis.
  • Netball and basketball.
  • Soccer.
  • Rugby league, union and AFL.
  • Skiing, where lateral movement of the knee is not an issue.
The GenuTrain features a moisture wicking 3D weave and is machine washable. With proper care the brace will last several years.


Bauerfeind Genutrain S Hinged Knee Brace

Bauerfeind GenuTrain S - Hinged Knee Brace

An adjustable knee brace with hinged sidebars that guides the knee’s movement while providing extra stability. 

$289.95 - Buy Now

The Bauerfeind GenuTrain S provides reliable support for the knee thanks to the combination of joint side bars and an adjustable strap system. Designed for those who have already had medium to serious knee injuries and are seeking support for everyday use or during sporting activities. A knee brace for stability suited to the following sports:

  • Running, when impacted by lateral movement problems.
  • Walking, when impacted by moderate to severe arthritis of the knee.
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and other martial arts.
  • Weightlifting.
  • Rugby league, union and AFL training. We do not recommend using the GenuTrain S during a game.

As the GenuTrain S provides lateral knee support it makes it one of the best knee brace for ACL/MCL tears.


Why use a knee brace?

To enjoy your favorite sports it is important to take care of your knees. Once you feel pain in your knee it is vital to find the cause of the problem. The cause may be biomechanical or due to a strain on a muscle or ligament. The best advice on treating your knee condition and on whether or not to use a knee brace to help with your sport will generally come from a physiotherapist. It is important to get on top of these issues as soon as they arise to avoid further muscle imbalance, weakness or a progression in the injury.

If you feel niggles in your knee or have been diagnosed and a knee brace recommended as part of your treatment, choosing the right knee brace is key to a speedier rehabilitation journey and reduction in pain. Choosing the right knee brace will give you peace of mind while you engage in your favorite sport. Whether that’s running, tennis, golf, walking, netball, basketball or cycling.


Expertise, the desire to succeed, and team spirit are all values that Bauerfeind promotes. Elite athletes around the world rely on these high-quality products. It has also become hard to imagine the Olympic Games without Bauerfeind.

Bauerfeind has been a firm fixture of Olympic medical care since 2002: Initially, Bauerfeind offered its orthopedic services exclusively to German athletes but since 2010, the company has been responsible for treating athletes from all participating countries as a partner of the relevant organizing committee. Most recently, Bauerfeind successfully treated athletes at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Shop Bauerfeind’s wide selection of sports knee braces and give your knee and surrounding ligaments the support needed while you play sports, recover from injury and finally rid yourself of knee pain.

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