Also known as the shoulder blades, the scapulae are the triangular plates on either side of the upper back that help stabilize the shoulders’ ball-and-socket joint system. The scapulae are essential for many arm movements and overhead motions, such as those made in baseball, volleyball, weightlifting, and basketball.
Pain in the shoulder blades can also be symptomatic of pre-existing pain or injury in the neck, spine, shoulder, or rotator cuff. More generally, shoulder blade pain may be the result of improper lifting technique, poor posture, and overuse of the arms or torso.
Shoulder blade pain can feel like a burning, tingling, sharp ache or pain, or tenderness in the upper back. Athletes managing scapular pain also describe weakness, tightness, stiffness, limited range of motion in the shoulder or arm, and the feeling that the arm is “dead.”
The RapidForce® Star Shape is designed to help relieve these types of pains in the shoulder blades, especially those resulting from strains or overuse. The Star Shape’s central core adheres to the skin directly above the point in the scapular with the most pain, “which stabilizes the strained muscle.” The six arms are stretched outwards, which creates structural support for the surrounding muscle, tendons, tissue, and ligaments. Critically, the Star Shape also provides mechanical lift, which gently lifts the upper layers of skin, creating additional space for blood to flow and pain-relieving oxygen, nutrients, and fluids to reach 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.