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.
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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.