Occasionally a joint does not have the stability to maintain an adjustment. In these cases we need to use a stabilizing device such as a brace or specialized tape. We carry a wide variety of braces for many joints in the body. The time required for these supports varies by the type of injury or instability. An injury may require only one taping or it could take up to 12 weeks wearing a brace for the more severe issue. Typical instabilities will resolve in 6 weeks or less. The sooner we start working on a new issue, the better the chances of proper healing occurring. It is best not to let small injuries become chronic issues.