The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the human body and is critical to both basic, day-to-day movements as well as complex movements needed for fitness and athletics. Most often the result of running, jumping, or balancing on tiptoes, pain in the Achilles tendon is frequently seen in runners, basketball players, football players, obstacle course racers and Spartan racers, and dancers.
Achilles tendonitis is often described as a sudden “pop” in the ankle, heel, or lower leg that results in muscle stiffness, enlargement or swelling of the tendon, bone spurs, constant and worsening pain, pain in the tendon itself, or severe pain along the vertical portion of the lower heel. Athletes describe the sensation of a damaged Achilles tendon as stiff, warm, burning, mild friction, or an ache in the back of the leg or heel immediately after activity.
The two types of Achilles tendonitis—Noninsertional and Insertional—are distinguished by which part of the lower ankle or foot is feeling the most pain. For athletes and active people, Noninsertional Achilles tendonitis is more common. NAT occurs when the tiny fibers in and around the tendon begin breaking down, tearing, and/or swelling. Pain from this condition is usually located in the middle part of the tendon, heel, or ankle. Insertional Achilles tendonitis, which is more common in non-athletes, usually results in pain in the lower portion of the heel, at the point where the tendon and the bone attach.
The RapidForce® I Shape is designed to reduce Achilles tendon pain and can be used for a variety of foot and ankle pains. The I Shape’s central core adheres to the skin above the area with the most pain, and its dual arms are stretched outwards, helping to support and stabilize the Achilles tendon and lifting the upper layers of the skin. The resulting mechanical lift is intended to reduce inflammation and swelling and encourage the circulation of blood, oxygen, fluid, and healing nutrients to the injury site.
RapidForce® Shapes are unlike any other pain-relief product on the market today. Each Shape’s patented design was carefully developed and perfected by a team of physical therapists, athletic trainers, engineers, and an ultrasound technician who sought to create a product that supports the muscles and helps relieve pain caused by muscle, tendon, joint, and ligament injuries. RapidForce® Shapes are used by athletes at all levels, including professional athletes, semi-pro athletes, and people who lead or want to lead an active lifestyle.
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Disclaimer: Please see your medical professional with any kind of pain. Pain could be an indication of a serious condition. RapidForce® Shapes are not meant to replace professional medical advice, professional treatment, or a professional treatment plan.