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Best shoes for Women with plantar fascitis and patellar tendinitis

Plantar fasciitis is caused by an overloading of the connective tissue that runs from top of the foot to the heel. Although overuse and poor foot structure can lead to the issue, wearing the wrong shoe for your foot type and gait can cause pain in the plantar fascia. A super cushioned sneaker can often ease the problem, as can simply replacing a shoe that's already well-trodden.

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.

Brooks Glycerin 14

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Comfortable. Didn't have to be broken in.
  • They feel great from the start
  • They just give the correct support in all the right places

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

Brooks Glycerin 14

Saucony Kinvara 7

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Durable yet extremely light.
  • Upper is light and breathable
  • Light and 4mm heel to toe drop

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

Saucony Kinvara 7

Saucony Guide 6

Reviewers say the best thing about this shoe is:

  • Fit, arch support
  • Breathable, fit, and how it runs
  • Large toe box, foot fits just right on arch

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

Saucony Guide 6

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