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Best shoes for Women with IT band syndrome and patellar tendinitis

Many runners know the dangers of IT Band Syndrome; it can linger for months if not years, rearing its ugly head right before a race. IT band syndrome, or Iliotibial Band Syndrome, is caused when the ligament that runs outside the leg becomes tight, inflamed, and just downright painful to move. This problem can arise from weaknesses in certain muscles or running's repetitive motions. Luckily, the right shoe can make a difference, both in terms of preventing and treating IT band issues.

Patellofemoral pain syndrome, better known as Runner's Knee, is the constant scourge of many runners. Often caused by running where the kneecap rests on the thighbone, the nagging injury can be corrected with the right PT and the right shoes. Proper sneakers can reduce impact of shock, which in turns reduces kneecap stress. It's also important to replace your shoe regularly and, when you find the right shoe that prevents the injury, to stick with it.

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Flexible mesh upper
  • Tha soft cushion and a really comfortable fitting shoe
  • Doesn't change much

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with runner's knee/patellar tendinitis and plantar fascitis.

Asics Gel-Nimbus 18

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The heel to toe drop and the lightweight
  • Minimal drop
  • Lightweight

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with IT band syndrome and runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Saucony Kinvara 7

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Breathable and cushioned
  • Soft, and comfortable
  • Gives energy back, soft and breathable

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with plantar fascitis and IT band syndrome.

Mizuno Wave Rider 19

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfort provided by the Gel-in forefoot and heel
  • extreme comfort!
  • The amount of cushion.

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with achilles pain and IT band syndrome.

Asics GEL-Kayano 22

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Stability and cushioning!
  • They just give the correct support in all the right places
  • Stability & comfort

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with plantar fascitis and runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Brooks Glycerin 14

Brooks Glycerin 13

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • everything
  • Soft
  • The ride

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with plantar fascitis and flat feet.

Brooks Glycerin 13

Brooks Ravenna 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • They have made it past 100 miles before wearing out
  • The shoe is extremely light
  • Easy to break in

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and runner's knee/patellar tendinitis.

Brooks Ravenna 7

Brooks Launch 3

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • The feel
  • Light weight
  • The perfect amount of support

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with shin splints and plantar fascitis.

Brooks Launch 3

Brooks Pureflow 5

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Soft
  • Light. Bouncy.
  • Lightweight but still has support

Reviewers rate this shoe as being helpful for those with bad blisters.

Brooks Pureflow 5

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