Inner Elbow Pain & Golfer’s Elbow

RapidForce® Shapes stabilize and support the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the inner elbow. The L Shape is designed to reduce swelling by gently lifting the skin above the pain point, which can help circulate blood, oxygen, fluids, and nutrients to an injury site.

Although best known as golfer’s elbow, inner elbow pain goes by many other names, including baseball elbow, medial epicondylitis, and medial elbow pain. The condition can befall all kinds of athletes, especially those who participate in baseball, tennis, football, shot put, discus, javelin, and weightlifting as well as anyone who engages in repeated lifting and throwing at work or home.

Inner elbow pain usually occurs after overusing the muscles that control wrist and finger movements or when the tendon that attaches the muscles to the bone is strained. Pain from golfer’s elbow can also occur when there’s a tear in the tendon or general degradation of muscle tissue.

Like any inflammatory condition, redness, warmth, pain, and swelling are typical. Inner elbow pain may flare up when trying to grip something, such as a golf club, tennis racket, or everyday items. It may also be painful to stretch the arm, wrist, or neck muscles, and numbness or tingling in or around the elbow in not uncommon.

The RapidForce® L Shape (inner right arm) and Reverse L Shape (inner left arm) are designed to help reduce this type inner elbow pain, especially pain from golfer’s elbow. The L Shape’s central core is placed atop the area with the most pain, and the two arms are stretched outward, supporting and stabilizing the surrounding muscle and lifting the upper layers of the skin. The resulting mechanical lift is intended to better circulate 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.


If you'd like assistance choosing the best RapidForce® Shape for your needs, please email us at advice@rapidforceshapes.com.

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.

RapidForce Shapes for Inner Elbow Pain

Application Instructions

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Time it Right

While RapidForce® Shapes can be applied at any time, they should be applied 1–2 hours before beginning strenuous physical activity. The Shapes can start working is as little as two hours, but some applications take up to four hours.

Prep Skin Thoroughly

Wash and dry the skin to remove oils, moisture, and dirt. Trim or shave body hair; this helps create a more secure bond and more comfortable removal. Apply the provided Skin Tac liquid adhesive wipe. Allow 30 seconds for it to dry.

Customize Stretch

Secure the Shape’s central core to the most painful spot. For daily wear or moderate-to-light athletics, a mild stretch of 1/2” is ideal. Application instructions vary based on Shape, so read and follow the instructions mailed with your shape(s).

Secure Bond

With both the Shape and the skin at room temperature, carefully begin applying the shape. Once the shape is secure, rub it vigorously to maximize adhesive bond to skin.

  1. 1. Select an L Shape based on your needs

    The L Shape is designed for pain in the inner right arm, and the Reverse L Shape is designed for the left arm.

  2. 1. Select an L Shape based on your needs

    2. Apply the Center of the L Shape

    Press around your elbow to find the area of highest pain. Peel off the backing of the center of the L Shape. Bend your arm at a 90-degree angle and place the center of the L Shape directly over the area of highest pain. Press to secure the bond.

  3. 1. Select an L Shape based on your needs

    3. Apply the shorter arm of the L Shape

    Peel off the middle backing of the shorter arm of the L Shape, leaving the end tab in place. Customize the stretch based on level of activity and place it parallel to the bone of your upper arm. Smooth the fabric onto the skin, moving from the center of the L Shape outwards. Remove the backing from the end tab and place on the skin. Do not stretch this small piece. Press over the entire arm of the L Shape for about 10 seconds to secure the bond.

  4. 1. Select an L Shape based on your needs

    4. Apply the long arm of the L Shape

    With your arm still bent, face your thumb toward your shoulder with palm facing forward. As you apply the long arm of the L Shape, rotate your arm so that your palm finishes in the upward position. Peel off the middle backing of the longer arm of the L Shape, leaving the end tab in place.

  5. 1. Select an L Shape based on your needs

    5. Place the long arm down your forearm

    As you slowly rotate your arm so the palm is facing upwards, place the long arm of the L Shape down your forearm, towards your thumb, customizing the stretch based on intensity of activity. Smooth the fabric onto the skin, moving from the center of the L Shape outwards. Remove the backing from the end tab and place on the skin. Do not stretch this small piece. Press over the entire arm of the L Shape for about 10 seconds to secure the bond.

  6. 6. Customize the Stretch

    Wrapping the long arm of the L Shape will provide more support and restriction in movement. For less restriction, apply the long arm of the L Shape straight down.

  7. 1. Select an L Shape based on your needs

    7. Feel Relief and Remove

    You may begin feeling relief within a few hours. However, it could take up to 24 hours. RapidForce shapes can provide pain relief and muscle support for up to five days but can be removed at any time. To remove, pull from the end of the arms to the center. If hair is present, pull in the direction of the hair’s growth to reduce discomfort. For easier removal, use mild warm water in the shower and then remove the shape slowly.