An estimated 50% of people may experience knee pain as a symptom of arthritis by the age of 85.[1] That number increases to 67% for overweight individuals.[2] Understanding how arthritis affects the knee joint can help identify effective pain relief options, which include the proper shoes.

Arthritis and Knee Pain

Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of arthritic knee pain. This degenerative condition may be influenced by genetic factors, but the much of the wear and tear on the cartilage that cushions the bones in the knee joint is the result of excessive impact.

Arthritis Knee PainWith every foot strike, forces equal to twice your body weight are absorbed and transferred along the kinetic chain—up your legs all the way to your lower back. Over time, the connective tissues begin to break down. For people with abnormal gaits (over-pronation and supination), compensatory movements may pull joints out of alignment, wearing down cartilage even faster.

With inadequate cushioning, the knee joint may become inflamed, making every step painful. People with arthritis in the knee may experience a decrease in their natural range of motion, and in an effort to avoid pain, they may reduce activity, which only makes arthritis pain worse.

Effective Arthritis Pain Relief from Your Feet

The key to arthritis-related knee pain relief is impact reduction. By diminishing the stress forces delivered from your feet up to your back, you can stabilize and protect the delicate knee joints, reducing inflammation and pain. Unfortunately, most shoes do not reduce impact enough to provide effective arthritis pain relief.

Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear®, however, are shoes engineered to deliver the impact reduction necessary to reduce or eliminate knee pain. The patented technology reduces impact by up to 60% (according to studies by the US Department of Energy), and the innovative design facilitates smooth movements to prevent painful jarring movement. Z-CoiL shoes are also customizable, so they can be adjusted to address abnormal gaits. By balancing the gait, joints are encouraged to return to their natural alignment, further reducing inflammation.

Get the Right Shoes and Get Moving

You do not have to give up your active lifestyle because of arthritis-related knee pain. Z-CoiL shoes deliver effective pain relief so that you can resume the activities you enjoy. Find the Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear that fit your personal style. 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 pain!

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[1] Arthritis Rheum 2008;59(9):1207–1213. abstract [Data Source: 1999-2003 Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project data] via

[2] Arthritis Rheum 2008;59(9):1207–1213. abstract [Data Source: 1999-2003 Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project data] via