Jumper's Knee

V Shape - Pain Relief & Muscle Support Shape

RapidForce® Shapes stabilize and support the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the knee. The V 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.

The patellar tendon connects the kneecap to the shin bone and is responsible for carrying the body’s weight and withstanding the force of impacts to the legs or feet. It sits at the forefront of the mid-leg, just below the kneecap (patella). Jumper’s knee is caused by the patellar tendon becoming inflamed (patellar tendonitis) or the tissue tearing or degenerating (patellar tendinopathy).

Jumper’s knee is almost always due to overuse of the knee joint. Athletes who participate in sports that require frequent jumping or sudden changes in movement are particularly susceptible, including volleyball, basketball, and tennis players as well as track and field participants, including long jumpers or hurdlers. Jumper’s knee is also fairly common in skiers, runners, and bicyclists because they put considerable strain and stress on the patellar tendon and quadriceps (thigh muscles).

Symptoms of jumper’s knee include pain or tenderness at the front of the knee just below the kneecap (ie. the top of the tendon), pain when running or bending the knee, weakness, stiffness or limited mobility, an aching feeling, and swelling.

RapidForce® V Shapes are designed to reduce jumper’s knee pain as well as general knee pains. The V Shape’s central core is placed atop the patellar tendon (between the bottom of the kneecap and the shin bone), which stabilizes the area. The dual arms are then stretched outwards, providing additional structural support. The Shape is also designed to offer mechanical lift, which gently raises the upper layers of skin, allowing blood, oxygen, nutrients, and healing 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.

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 Jumper's Knee Pain

V Shape

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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. Locate the boney bump below front of knee

    1. Locate the boney bump below front of knee

  2. 1. Locate the boney bump below front of knee

    2. Apply the center of the V Shape

    Peel off the backing of the center of the V Shape and place just below the bump below the knee. Press to secure the bond.

  3. 1. Locate the boney bump below front of knee

    3. Apply arms of the V Shape - 1/2” Stretch

    Peel off the middle backing of one of the arms of the V Shape, leaving the end tab in place. While stabilizing the central core with one hand, customize stretch based on intensity of activity and place along outer edges of the kneecap. Smooth the fabric onto the skin, moving from the center of the 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 V Shape for about 10 seconds to secure the bond. Repeat for other arm, moving in the opposite direction.

  4. 1. Locate the boney bump below front of knee

    4. 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.