Taping patients has become a popular therapy. But, there is little research to substantiate its efficacy. This study of ankle function shows that taping with tension is superior to other standard taping methods. It compared stretchy tape with tension to tape without tension in a meta-analysis It has confirmed one of my suspicions that taping can provide stability to joints and lessen wear and tear and inflammation.
SUMMARY: Taping reduces improves joint function, especially if there is tension to stabilize the joint Clinical Rehabilitation July 18, 2018