Ergonomic back supports increase intra-abdominal pressure and thereby support and take pressure off the spine. Back supports are also used as a reminder to lift properly -- bending at the knees and keeping the back straight.
Ergonomic elbow supports eliminate stress and provide therapeutic support to injured tendons in the forearm. Elbow supports with pads help to concentrate the pressure directly on the extensor muscle area.
Ergonomic wrist supports help protect against carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Wrist wraps give light support to weakened muscles and wrist supports loop around the thumb to help keep the support in the correct location.
Ergonomic knee pads and kneeling pads are designed to support sprained or strained knee muscles. Open patella knee supports give more support to the kneecap and provide more comfort when bending legs.