Posterior tibialis tendonitis is most common in hikers, rock climbers, and athletes who make sudden or repeated foot movements.
The posterior tibial tendon is located in the lower leg, behind the shin muscle, and is the anatomical part that allows athletes to walk, run, flex, and bend the knee, making it one of the most important in the body. But its necessity to and constant use in even basic movements also makes it acutely susceptible to overuse and subsequent inflammation, tears, or tissue damage.
Symptoms of tendonitis in the foot or ankle include muscle weakness, joint tightness, limited range of motion, instep pain, pain inside the foot that spreads into the leg, and even changes in foot shape. The pain area can be tender to the touch and can appear red, warm, or swollen. Posterior or anterior tibial tendonitis often has a gradual onset, getting progressively more painful over the course of a few days or weeks.
The RapidForce® I Shape is designed to help reduce pain in the foot or ankle, especially pain deriving from posterior tibialis tendonitis. The I Shape’s central core adheres to the skin above the area with the most pain, and its dual arms are stretched outwards, helping to support and stabilize the tibial tendon and lifting the upper layers of the skin. The resulting mechanical lift is intended to better circulate and deliver blood, oxygen, fluids, 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.
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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.