Tape is commonly used by physiotherapists to:
Relieve your pain
Improve joint stability
Reduce injury recurrence
There are different kinds of tape that can be employed:
Rigid strapping tape commonly used in taping or strapping is often referred to as "sports tape" or "athletic tape" and is most often a rigid style of strapping tape.
Elastic strapping tape can also be used when less rigidity or support is required.
Kinesiology tape is an improved version of elastic sports tape that acts to dynamically assist your muscle function.