According to statistics compiled by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in four people may experience pain in their hip caused by arthritis.[1] Diagnosis of arthritis in the hip can be challenging, but it has been diagnosed, you can manage or eliminate symptoms with effective pain relief treatments, which may include the proper footwear.

Causes, Exacerbating Factors and Symptoms of Hip Arthritis

There are two basic types of arthritis:

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder
  2. Osteoarthritis, a degenerative condition

Arthritis in the hip joint is most commonly osteoarthritis, resulting from years of wear and tear on the joint and/or from injury to the joint. While genetic factors may influence joint health, osteoarthritis may arise as a result of excessive impact delivered from the foot up the legs and spine. Those with abnormal gaits (over-pronation and supination) are likely to experience problems along the kinetic chain because of compensatory movements that may have gradually pulled joints out of alignment. Excessive body weight also multiplies impact, making hip pain common in overweight individuals.

Common symptoms of arthritis in the hip joint include:

    Arthritis Hip Pain

  • Joint stiffness, particularly in the morning or after an extended period of inactivity
  • Swelling, tenderness and/or pain in the hip joint
  • Dull aches or stabbing pains down the sides and backs of legs
  • A “crunchy” feeling of bone-on-bone contact when walking

Talk to your doctor if you experience any symptoms. Osteoarthritis may not be reversed, but it may be arrested so that you can preserve the fullest range of motion possible.

Arthritis-Related Hip Pain Relief

Effective treatment for arthritis pain in your hip can come from your feet. Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear® are shoes engineered for arthritis pain relief. By significantly reducing impact and facilitating smooth movements, Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear cushions delicate joints to eliminate painful sensations, and that helps keep you moving, a key to maintaining an active lifestyle with arthritis.

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[1] Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2010;18(11):1372-9. abstract [Data Source: 1999-2003 Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project data] via