Rheumatoid arthritis affects about 1.3 million adults in the United States.[1] This type of arthritis primarily affects wrists, knuckles at the base of the finger, knees and the joints at the ball of the foot, but it can affect nearly any joint.

Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis

Unlike osteoarthritis, which is a degenerative condition—i.e., “wear and tear” arthritis—rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder. Joint tissues are damaged by an overactive inflammatory immune response, causing stiffness, swelling and joint pain. Stiffness in the morning that lasts at least an hour and even after short periods of inactivity are characteristic symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatoid ArthritisThere are many suspected causes and contributing factors of rheumatoid arthritis, including genetic susceptibility, previous infections and hormonal changes. Rheumatoid arthritis has no cure, so symptoms can only be managed to provide temporary pain relief.

Alternative Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain Relief Treatments

Prescription medications are among the most common treatments for rheumatoid arthritis. However, pain relief can also be achieved by addressing one of the most common exacerbating factors—impact.

With every step, stress forces equivalent to two times your body weight are delivered to your foot and up the kinetic chain to ankles, knees, hips and lower back joints. For people with rheumatoid arthritis, these joints are very delicate and sensitive to added pressure. Impact reduction minimizes jarring movements that make standing up, walking and running so painful. Unfortunately, most shoes, including many popular brands of orthopedic shoes, do not provide enough impact reduction to provide effective relief for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers.

Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear®‘s patented technology and innovative design, however, reduce impact by up to 60%. Many Z-CoiL wearers report immediate and complete pain relief, results not often achieved by regular orthopedic shoes.

Get the Best Shoes for Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain Relief

Rheumatoid arthritis does not have to keep you from enjoying an active lifestyle. Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear can make standing, walking and running more comfortable, allowing you to get the exercise you need to better manage the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Find out for yourself—all Z-CoiL products come with a 30-day risk-free trial. Contact us to order for a find a local Z-CoiL distributor. You’ve got nothing to lose but your pain!

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