The shoulder is one of the most complex intersections of the body and is comprised of various muscles, ligaments, tendons, tissue, cartilage, joints, and bones.
General shoulder pain can be indicative of a minor tweak or pull that results in inflammation, a specific shoulder injury, or referred shoulder pain, which is pain resulting from other injuries, such as the rotator cuff, arthritis, or a neck injury.
Pain in the shoulder is usually felt in the front, back, or top of the shoulder or in/around the shoulder joint. Repetitive movements or overhead motions like those used in throwing, heaving, pitching, swimming, and bowling are common culprits. The shoulder is used for complex sports movements such as these but is also required for many minute, everyday movements, such as scratching or rubbing.
Although difficult to define due to its plethora of potential causes, shoulder pain is often characterized by stiffness, weakness, a dull ache, sharpness, numbness or tingling, warmth, swelling, frozen shoulder, or a limited range of motion. People managing chronic shoulder pain also describe a clicking or grinding sensation at joint, pain that radiates up to the neck or down the arm, or a pain that worsens during athletic or everyday activities.
The Star Shape’s (or, for particularly large or muscular shoulders, the Large Star Shape's) central core and stretchable arms are designed to help reduce shoulder pain of these kinds. The Shape’s central core is placed atop the area with most pain, which stabilizes the injury, and the six stretchable arms are pulled outwards, creating a structural support system for the muscle, tendons, and ligaments surrounding the pain point. The Star Shape is also designed to provide mechanical lift, which literally lifts the upper layers of the skin, creating more subcutaneous space for blood and oxygen to flow and for healing nutrients and fluids to reach the injury site more efficiently.
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.