Osgood-Schlatter Disease

V Shape - Pain Relief & Muscle Support Shape

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

Although more of an overuse injury than a disease or chronic condition, Osgood-Schlatter disease affects the knees of active adolescents and young teenagers. The injury is very rare in adults because it is usually caused by bones growing faster than ligaments in the leg, which can occur when kids are still growing, in puberty, or experiencing growth spurts and growing pains.

Pain from Osgood-Schlatter is usually caused by irritation of the growing bone rubbing against the front or top of the shin bone. Athletes who participate in high-impact sports and sports that require running, jumping, and sudden changes in movement such as volleyball, track and field, gymnastics, football, soccer, and ballet are the most likely to develop the injury.
 
A painful, bony bump on the front of knee is most closely associated with Osgood-Schlatter, but symptoms can also include tightness, swelling, achiness, or tenderness just below the kneecap. Most people experience pain during physical activity or when there’s force applied to the knee, including kneeling, climbing stairs, squatting, or jumping. Osgood-Schlatter symptoms can also include tightness or pain in hamstring or quadriceps.
 
The RapidForce® V Shape is designed to reduce pain from Osgood-Schlatter disease and may also help soothe other knee pains. The V Shape’s central core is adhered to the skin directly below the boney bump on the front of the knee, which stabilizes it. The dual arms are then stretched upwards, creating additional support for the tissue, muscle, and ligaments surrounding the injury site. The Shape is also designed to provide mechanical lift, which gently lifts the skin, creating more space for oxygen, blood, nutrients, and healing fluids to reach the injury 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 Osgood-Schlatter Disease

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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 the front of the knee

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

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

    2. Apply the center of the V Shape

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

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

    3. Apply the arms - 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 the 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 the other arm, moving in the opposite direction.

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