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Best shoes for Women with IT band syndrome and runner's knee

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
  • Cushioning
  • lightweight

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:

  • Upper fits great, midsole stable without arch support
  • It made my plantar fascia go away
  • Light, responsive

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:

  • The wave plate and stiffness of the shoe
  • Comfortable
  • The soft sole

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,and durability and support
  • Gel-support
  • It prevents stress fractures

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:

  • Support, super soft and light
  • The shoe is soft and cushioned but still light weight
  • Cushion with support

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:

  • It's better than the other shoes
  • The shoes upper
  • Roomy toe box

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:

  • Flexible, good for long training runs
  • It's comfortable
  • The shoe's durability

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:

  • Very light and comfortae
  • Very comfortable
  • Lighter than most

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:

  • Lightweight.
  • light weight, connection with ground
  • Almost flat sole

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

Brooks Pureflow 5

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