Mueller Knee Braces
Mueller knee braces are one of the best options out there for knee
supports and have been around since the 1960’s. They make a whole range
of braces, available worldwide, suitable for every different knee
condition from basic support for sprains and strains to pro-level braces
for top athletes.
Here you will find my top recommendations. These are the ones that have been tried and
tested, and that people have found give them the right combination of
support and comfort for their knee problems.
Mueller knee braces are either one size fits all or are available in five
sizes. Simply measure around the centre of your knee and check our size guide below.
There are three categories of Mueller knee braces, each offering different levels of support and protection:
Basic: for minor injuries, instability and pain
Advanced: for mild to moderate injuries, instability and pain. Includes knee straps.
Elite: Provide maximum support for moderate to severe injuries, instability and pain.
Basic: Protection Level 1
These knee braces are suitable for minor knee pain, sprains and instabilities. They work particularly well for people needing some support due to arthritis, bursitis or patellar tendonitis.
Overview: This popular lightweight elastic pull on
sleeve offers firm support for stiff, weak or sore knees without
inhibiting movement. Its contoured design helps prevent bunching and
slippage to ensure a proper fit. It provides compression and retains
warmth to promote healing and reduce pain.
My verdict: A good basic pull on sleeve offering mild support and protection, but not right if you have a serious injury.
Advanced: Protection Level 2
These advanced protection Mueller braces are suitable for mild to moderate ligament instabilities and/or knee pain. They:
1) Have adjustable straps and inbuilt supports to provide targeted support where needed
2) Reduce the forces going through the kneecap by improve patellar tracking (how the kneecap moves)
3) Retain heat which increases the circulation to the knee which can help to promote healing
Overview: This Mueller brace is a lightweight,
adjustable support that provides firm, comfortable compression without
restricting movement. It is perfect for weak,
arthritic knees. It has four patented straps providing controlled compression and a perfect fit for
your knee. The
open kneecap design helps stabilise the kneecap without putting any
pressure through it. Its contoured design and Velcro cover minimises
bunching and prevents friction behind the knee. The soft neoprene blend
retains heat for soothing warmth to help relieve pain and promote
healing. One size fits most.
My verdict: People find this brace really
comfortable even when worn all day. It doesn’t cause any restriction
behind the knee like some pull on sleeves do.
Overview: Knee straps are perfect for osgood schlatters,
patellar tendonitis (jumpers knee) and Runners Knee. This
Mueller knee brace strap places mild pressure on the patella tendon just below
the kneecap reducing pain and improving kneecap position and patellar
tracking. A tubular insert provides uniform
pressure for pain relief. One size fits most (10-22”). Available in a
range of colours: red, royal blue, green, black, gold/yellow, orange,
My verdict: This is the best value
knee strap on the market and gets great reviews. Mueller are the only
brand that offers the strap in a wide range of colours. Knee straps may
not look like much but they work brilliantly and consistently get great
This lightweight, comfortable support provides targeted compression without reducing mobility. It is perfect for Runners Knee (anterior knee pain),
patella tendonitis, patella maltracking problems and Iliotibial band friction syndrome. It has three compression tubes:
1) Lower targets the patellar tendon
2) Upper targets quadriceps misalignment
3) Two side tubes help improve patellar position, movement and
These all decrease the forces going through the knee cap and friction on
the Iliotibial band (ITB) and patella tendons. The breathable mesh fabric
prevents excessive sweating, a common problem with knee braces.
My verdict: I’m generally not a big fan
of double knee straps as I think the single knee straps work just as
well and are cheaper. However some people really like having the extra
support above the knee too particularly if they get ITB problems. If
you think this is the right style brace for you, I would recommend this
Mueller strap over other makes as it gets the best reviews for this
Elite: Protection Level 3
Elite braces are the ultimate in protection. They are
designed to provide the maximum level of support for moderate to severe
knee pain and instability.
Overview: Designed for all
ligament and cartilage injuries,
patella subluxation and patella tendonitis. The triaxial hinge and
flexible steel springs provide maximum protection without limiting knee
movement. Made from Hydracinn fabric (latex and neoprene free) which
provides good durability and heat management to prevent excessive
sweating. The contoured inner sleeve and adjustable strap at the top
ensures correct fit and the unique antimicrobial layer protects from bacteria
and other micro-organisms, reducing odours.
Comes in four sizes (not
available in XXL). NB The US and UK versions look slightly different.
My verdict: This is a great brace for skiers
and active sports people. I like that it is made from special material
to prevent it getting smelly! However, the McDavid Pro-stabiliser knee
brace receives better user reviews in the Elite category.
Mueller Knee Braces Size Guide
It is really important to get the correct size brace, otherwise it won’t
work effectively and will be very uncomfortable. Mueller knee braces
are either one size fits most or come in five possible sizes. Measure
around the centre of the knee and chose from the options below. If your
knee size falls between two sizes, it is usually best to go for the
larger size for a better fit.
Please note there are often two or three versions of each Mueller braces
with subtle differences so make sure you order the correct one.
Other Knee Brace Options
There are other Mueller knee braces available, but they don’t all
receive great feedback from users. All the ones I have chosen get great
reviews by people like you suffering from knee pain. People have
highly recommended all of the braces discussed here as
providing the right level of support, comfort and durability for their
different knee problems.
If you’re not sure you’ve found the perfect
brace for you, visit the
Knee Brace Overview
to find out more about the different types of knee brace available and to find out about other manufacturers.
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