Upper Knee Pain

Rapid Force Muscle-Support Shapes - X Shape

RapidForce® Shapes stabilize and support the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the upper knee. The X 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.

Upper knee pain is discomfort that’s located above or near the top of the kneecap (patella). The knees support nearly all the body’s weight and take on any force from running, jumping, twisting, turning, and bending. This centrality to common sports movements as well as day-to-day activities makes them particularly susceptible to soreness or injury.
Pain in the upper knee is usually result of tendon inflammation (tendonitis) from overuse or injury, but it can also occur in athletes who have not trained or conditioned well enough or have poor form. Upper knee pain symptoms can include weakness or instability, swelling, stiffness, redness, warmth, difficulty walking, or pain when climbing stairs.
RapidForce® X Shapes are designed to reduce pain in the upper knee. The X Shape’s central core is placed atop the point in the upper knee with the most pain, stabilizing the injury site. The four arms are then stretch outwards, which creates structural support for the tendons, tissue, and muscles in and around the knee. The Shapes is also designed to provide mechanical lift, which is intended to help 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.

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 Upper knee Pain

X Shape

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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. Apply the center of the X Shape

    1. Apply the center of the X Shape

    With the leg bent at a slightly larger than 90-degree angle (foot ahead of knee), peel off the backing of the center of the X Shape and place the center approximately two fingers’ width from the top of the knee cap. Press to secure the bond.

  2. 1. Apply the center of the X Shape

    2. Apply the lower arms - 1/2" Stretch

    Keep the Shape at least one finger’s width away from the knee cap. Peel off the middle backing of one of the lower arms of the X Shape, leaving the end tab in place. While stabilizing the center with one hand, customize stretch based on intensity of activity and place on the inside of the knee. Smooth the fabric onto the skin, moving from the center of the X 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 Shape for about 10 seconds to secure bond. Apply the other lower arm of the X in the same fashion, placing on the outside of the knee.

  3. 1. Apply the center of the X Shape

    3. Apply the upper arms - 1/2" Stretch

    Apply one upper arm toward the inside of the thigh and the other toward the outside of the thigh. Apply both using the same application approach as described in step 2.

  4. 1. Apply the center of the X Shape

    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.