you would be better treating your ITBS with foam roller massage rather than different shoes.
Ive not heard of shoes being an issue when it comes to your IT band.
Agree with Max's Mum - had terrible ITB issues last year and thought I'd have to give up running....followed advice and bought a foam roller and now use it after every run and bingo...sorted! Yes I do still get niggles , but I then intensify the rolling and it sorts it . Best thing I ever bought!
So reading this, the foam roller seems to be used to mask the underlying issue, and not actually sort it out? I would be looking at anything from the lower back through to the calves and lower as potential issues. Part of my rehab was to reduce the amount of support in my running shoes as everthing was a bit too stiff and inflexible. Higher up, tight lower back, glutes not doing their job and weak TFL, inflexible hamstrings and tight quads had to be worked on to get out of ITBS.
There is no one answer to ITBS. I would stop wasting money on trainers and get an assessment + gait analysis from a decent physio/chiropractor. Mine cost less than a pair of running shoes - well worth it. Otherwise try all the different remedies for ITBS and hope you strike lucky
+ 1 for what Also-ran said Its likely to be caused by something going slightly wrong in how youre running - with me I'm pretty sure it was to do with a lazy core. Best to get in some basic strength training, squats, side lying leg raises etc.
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