Braces at a Runners Knee

Do you suffer from a runner’s knee and are you ready for sports without complaints? Then you will find the best solution in the form of support products at the brace specialist!

What is a Runners Knee?

A runner’s knee(Runners Knee)is an overuse injury on the outside of your thigh. There runs a wide tendon, the ‘iliotibale’ tendon. This tendon runs from your hip bone to just below the side of your knee. The tendon slides backwards as you bend your leg, and forward as you stretch your leg. Due to pressure of the band on upper leg bone, or overloading of the tendon, the tissue between them becomes irritated. This leads to the pain in the knee. The pain you feel is effort bound and can mainly be felt through the outside of the knee.

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What complaints occur with a runner’s knee?

A runner’s knee causes pain to the outer knee nodule during exercise and is tied to the effort you make with your knee. This pain often occurs when (running) walking and cycling. With a runner’s knee, it is difficult to stretch and bend the knee, especially when the knee is bent at 30 degrees. In addition, it is a burning and stinging pain, which often makes it impossible to continue the sport. When you stop exercising, the pain will also gradually decrease. This pain can sometimes result in a slightly swollen spot on the knee.

How to prevent a runner’s knee?

First of all, it is important that you build up the activities quietly, and do not want to start too quickly. You should always do a warm up and cool. Furthermore, we advise you to walk on an even surface, which may have a preventive effect. In addition, targeted strength training of the hip and leg muscles can prevent a reduced strength or imbalance in the knee. The runner’s knee can be treated well in the initial phase with stretching exercises several times a day. This way you prevent the injury from getting worse and that you actually get a lot of trouble from it.

How can I treat a runner’s knee?

Unlike a Jumpers Knee, with a Runners Knee it is important that you take rest when you experience complaints to the knee. Then, after a period of rest or adjusted activity, you need to slowly rebuild the activities. Exercising should not cause pain complaints. If you continue to suffer from your knee, you will have to adjust the training schedule again until you no longer feel pain. In case of permanent and / or recurring complaints, we advise you to contact your physiotherapist, to ensure that your knee is treated correctly.

Which brace can I use for a runner’s knee?

When you have suffered a runner’s knee, it is necessary to give the knee support when moving. Braces for a runner’s knee should provide the knee with proper help. The braces provide enough compression to speed up the recovery process and prevent further injury. This results in pain reduction and faster recovery. By using this you can continue to strain your knee and the tendon gets enough rest to be able to recover from overload.

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How can I tap a runners knee?

There are a number of ways how to prevent or soothe the pain of a runner’s knee. The use of tape can help to reduce the symptoms if you plan to start taxing. Nowadays, cure tape or kinesiotape is increasingly used for this. That is a colored tape that not only supports and reduces pain, but also ensures better blood flow to the skin. This allows you to perform exercises again faster with your knee pain.

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What exercises help in the recovery of a runner’s knee?

After contracting a runner’s knee, it is important to perform exercises. However, it is just as important to know when you need to get more rest. To ensure that the tendon in your knee recovers optimally, we have drawn up a number of exercises for you to slowly train the knee again. It is important that when you feel pain, you immediately stop the exercises.

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Buy Runners Knee brace?

If you have found the patella brace you want, order it easily in our webshop. If you have any questions about a product, or you do not know which patella brace is suitable for you, you can contact the physiotherapists of Brace-Specialist for a suitable brace.