Illustration of ArthritisIn the United States, an estimated 50 million people have been diagnosed with some form of inflammatory disease, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Both types of arthritis often cause pain in the joints, especially the hip and knee. Understanding the causes and exacerbating factors of arthritis can help you find effective pain relief treatments and products.

Causes and Exacerbating Factors

What causes arthritis depends on the type of arthritis you have.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition that affects the cartilage and other tissues (including bones) that support joint stability. What triggers the abnormal immune function is unknown, but genetic and environmental factors may play a role.

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that affects the joint capsule. Genetic factors may play a role in the development of osteoarthritis, but generally, years of wear and tear caused by impact—forceful collisions with unforgiving surfaces—are the cause of osteoarthritis pain.

Both inflammatory conditions are exacerbated by repetitive stress forces delivered from the foot up the kinetic chain to ankles, knees, hips and lower back joints.

Effective Arthritis Pain Treatments and Products

While there is no cure for rheumatoid or osteoarthritis, there are a number of treatment options that can provide pain relief. Treatments range from over-the-counter anti-inflammatories (like ibuprofen) to cortisone shots, and if arthritis pain seriously limits mobility, your doctor may suggest joint replacement surgery.

On the other hand, there are a number of arthritis products that do not address inflammation but help sufferers manage pain, sometimes by minimizing movement altogether, as in the case of scooters or stair chair lifts, or by working around the limitations stiff joints present.

However, one arthritis product does provide pain relief by addressing the source of arthritis pain. Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear®‘s patented technology and innovated design significantly reduce impact and facilitate smooth movements, allowing arthritis sufferers to experience immediate pain relief and regain mobility. For some wearers, Z-CoiL shoes are so effective that they provide a natural alternative to joint replacement surgery.

Address the Cause of Arthritis Pain

Effective treatment for osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis can start with the right shoes. With Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear, you may be able to resume the active lifestyle you enjoyed before joint stiffness and pain. Find the Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear that fit your style and preferred activities, and contact us to order or find a Z-CoiL distributor near you. All Z-CoiL products come with a 30-day risk-free trial, so you’ve got nothing to lose but your arthritis pain!

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