Posted: 14/04/2015 at 20:27
Simialr difficulties here- came on after a trainig marathon, which was done as a fianle long run before my ultra in 2 weeks time.
Time to properly taper/ rest now- no more runs of any significant length. You could have a go at pool running just to keep the muscles moving.
Best treatment obviously depends on the exact trouble can you make a decent guess off internet info.
For strapping techniques off t'interweb- youtube has some decent videos about kt taping. It seems to help alot, I think mine is patello femoral pain- the strapping has made a 90% improvement ( driving and walking doenhill were the main pain- triggers, as well as running on the flat/ downhill, so I've bought some pre-cut kiesio strapping from amazon, and I'll try that on a 5miler next weekend, and if it's all goood, use it on race day.
A knee brace , like a cho pat strap got me through my first ever marathon- I think it was ITBS that time.I also used a run/ walk technique- my time was only 10 mins slower than subsequent races, so it's better than nothing if it gets you to the finish.