The ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) connects the elbow joint to the arm bones, enabling arm movements and providing stability. Pronation refers to the twisting motion that allows an upward-facing palm to be turned downwards. (Supination, pronation’s counterpart, refers to the act of twisting a downward-facing palm so it faces upwards.)
Thus, a UCL pronator strain refers to an injury that occurs after the arm is moved from the upward-facing position to the downward-facing position, such as those made when throwing, hitting, swinging, lifting, or making overhead motions. UCL strains are usually a result of overuse and gradual wear and tear, but it’s possible to strain it after an impact to the elbow as well. Volleyball, baseball, and tennis players are particularity susceptible to UCL pronator strains, as are those who participate in golf, gymnastics, weightlifting, javelin throwing, and other sports that require repetitive overhead arm movements.
Pain from a UCL strain will be located on inside (medial side) of the elbow. Symptoms of UCL injuries include pain when flexing, closing, or clenching the fist as well as tingling, numbness, swelling, a slight loss of motion, and decreased power when pronating the arm. Feeling a popping sensation immediately after a UCL injury occurs is also fairly common.
The L Shape (inner right arm) and Reverse L Shape (inner left arm) is designed to reduce UCL pain, particularly pain resulting from overuse or over-pronation. The L Shape’s central core is bonded to the skin directly above the inner edge of the elbow bone, supporting and stabilizing the injury. Two arms—one shorter and one longer—are stretched outwards, creating additional structural support along the bend of the elbow. The Shape is also intended to provide some mechanical lift, which gently lifts the upper layers of the skin, creating more space for blood, oxygen, nutrients, and 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.