When joints are sprained or muscles are strained, therapeutic taping can help the support the injured area thus allowing the joint to heal. A common example of this is the use of taping in an ankle sprain. There are many other applications of therapeutic taping however. Taping can reposition the knee cap thus removing the strain and the pain. Taping can relieve stress on muscles and joints of the low back.
Similar to the use of taping, braces and assistive devices remove some of the stress on an injured area and allow it to heal. Common examples include braces for a sprained wrist and one for Tennis Elbow. In Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, a brace can remove some of the stress on a pinched nerve. There are many other examples.