When Should You Wear a Knee Brace for Running?

June 20, 2024

If you’re experiencing knee pain, you might consider wearing a knee brace for running. But should you? The answer really depends on the severity of your injury, according to experts.

The catch: It can be difficult to distinguish if your knee pain truly calls for the extra support. You can use a knee brace for runner’s knee but there are so many different kinds of braces out there—how do you know which one to pick?

We spoke with William Kelley, D.P.T, C.S.C.S., owner of Aries Physical Therapy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Borowski to find out when you should wear a knee brace for running, how to select the right one, and if your knee pain may signal a visit to the doctor. Runners World