I've been bag-o-corn icing.
Rolling with "The Stick."
And spending some quality time with the foam roller.
Even with all this after Saturday's 14 miler my knee was complaining as much as Jonas Valanciunus complains to the refs.
I was VERY skeptical the first time I tried KT Tape. I mean really, I'm plunking this piece of tape on my sore joint/bone/muscle/tendon, and you're telling me it's actually going to do something? But I must say every time I have used it I have found it shockingly effective. I used it for anterior shin splints when we were training for the Ottawa Marathon, and for a short time for an ITBS flare up when we were training for the Bluenose Marathon.
From the KT Tape website:
KT TAPE is applied along muscles, ligaments, and tendons (soft tissue) to provide a lightweight, external support that helps you remain active while recovering from injuries. KT Tape creates neuromuscular feedback (called proprioception) that inhibits (relaxes) or facilitates stronger firing of muscles and tendons. This feedback creates support elements without the bulk and restriction commonly associated with wraps and heavy bracing. KT Tape gives you confidence to perform your best.
I must say, they've made a believer out of me. A single taping usually lasts about 3 days even with daily workouts (sweating) and showering. There are a number of different colours available, but I have found that green and yellow sticks better than purple and blue (strange??). The KT Tape website has videos showing ways to tape various injuries. Don't take this as personal medical advice...I am just a nurse after all, but I can tell you I have had incredible success pairing KT Tape with other diligent injury self care like icing, stretching, and rolling.