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Level of Support: Mild
  1. DonJoy Deluxe Elastic Knee Sleeve
    $59.99
    Great for those in warm climates with sensitivity to neoprene
  2. DonJoy Deluxe Open Knee Support
    $29.99
    DonJoy Knee Support with 4mm Neoprene double-sided nylon
  3. DonJoy Elastic Knee Sleeve
    $39.99
    Great for those in warm climates with sensitivity to neoprene
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    ProForm 4MM Open Patella Knee Sleeve  - Slime Green

    DonJoy Performance ProForm 4MM Open Patella Knee Sleeve
    $40.00
    4mm neoprene sleeve with open Patella for added knee support
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    DonJoy Reaction Knee Brace - Red

    DonJoy Reaction WEB Knee Brace
    $99.99
    Our best solution for anterior knee pain. Innovative design works to shift weight away from the painful areas in the knee.
  3. DonJoy TriZone Knee Brace
    $84.99
    This multi-functional brace simulates therapeutic taping for improved joint stability and added compression to treat all types of knee pain.
  1. DonJoy Cross Strap Knee Brace
    $19.99
    Treats patellar tendonitis (jumper’s knee), runner's knee and Osgood-Schlatters.
  2. DonJoy Lateral J Patella Knee Brace
    $54.99
    Stabilizes the kneecap to prevent dislocations and alleviate pain. Unique patented nylon core and polyester Lycra fabric, it allows for improved airflow while still giving ample support and compression.
  3. DonJoy Dura Soft Knee Sleeve and Knee Wrap
    Cold therapy to the knee area for acute, chronic, or post-surgical applications
  1. DonJoy Tru-Pull Wraparound
    $84.99
    Bracing solution for patellar subluxation, dislocation, malalignment and instabilities

Preventing and Treating Runner’s Knee

Runner’s knee also known as Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is a common ailment among runners but can also affect individuals involved in activities that require a lot of bending of the knee. It often affects young, otherwise health athletes. A few ways to prevent Runner’s Knee include increasing mileage slowly for beginner runners training for their first race, focusing on building strength in the quads, hips, and glutes, ensure you have proper arch support, run on soft surfaces like dirt, trail or grass instead of sidewalks or asphalt, and wearing a knee brace to help support the patella.

The best way to treat runner’s knee is to rest as soon as you feel any pain with special attention to avoid weight-bearing exercises. Icing your knee if you feel pain and after workouts can help reduce inflammation, pain and swelling. Compression is key to giving your knee the added support you need. A compression knee sleeve is perfect in this case. If you do continue to participate in activity or feel pain through daily movement, wear a recommend knee brace specific for supporting runner’s knee. If your knee pain does not go away, seek a physician or physical therapist who may recommend a strength program and stretching exercises to help you cure runner’s knee.

The best low-profile brace for Runner’s Knee is our DonJoy Performance Webtech Strap and our DonJoy Cross Strap which applies pressure on the patellar tendon to help relieve pain.

Learn More: Guide to Runner's Knee | Knee Strengthening Exercises

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