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Best Runner's Knee Brace
Alleviate pain around the knee cap without impacting your movement
The DonJoy Cross Strap is the best knee brace for runner's knee and
is great for athletes suffering from mild to moderate knee instability. It features:
Lateral Knee Pain in RunnersRunner's Knee, also called chondromalacia, patellar tendonitis, iliotibial band friction syndrome (ITBFS) or Osgood-Schlatter's syndrome, is the most common injury causing lateral knee pain among runners. Knee pain often develops as a result of inflammation of the bursa, or fluid sac, around the iliotibial band, and affects athletes who are involved in sports that require running or repetitive knee bending and extension. This condition is most common in runners and cyclists. Runner’s knee may also be observed in athletes who participate in tennis, volleyball, soccer and skiing.
The pain is usually located behind the kneecap. The symptoms are intense pain in the knee when climbing, jumping, running and squatting. Runners will suffer from runner's knee by repeated bending and straightening of the knee joint. The resulting friction can lead to inflammation of the ligaments and cartilage around the kneecap.
A Knee Brace for Runner's KneeThe DonJoy Cross Strap was designed specifically to help prevent runner’s knee, and was engineered with runners and cyclists in mind. It is fabricated in one piece, so nothing will fall off and you won’t lose small parts. It is designed to apply just enough pressure on the patellar tendon to avoid friction on the iliotibial band (ITB). It is small yet comfortable to be discreet under running pants, without any stitching. It compresses the forces above and below the knee cap to reduce tension in the ITB and the pain resulting from there.
Of course, other athletes suffering from knee pain may also benefit from wearing a DonJoy Cross Strap during their sports activities to reduce pain and help prevent runner’s knee. As mentioned above, runner’s knee does not only affect runners and cyclists. If you lift weights or perform other tasks with consistent bending of the knee, you should consider wearing a knee strap such as the DonJoy Cross Strap, as pressure on the lateral part of your knees can also cause runners knee.
It is the simplicity of this brace and the targeted support it applies that makes the DonJoy Cross Strap ideal for someone who is looking for relief from runner’s knee. Plus it can be worn during daily activities and sports!