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What is a Labrum Tear? The acetabular labrum is a ring of specialized cartilage resting on the edge of the bony socket (acetabulum) of the hip joint. The function of the labrum is to deepen the socket and provide a “suction seal” to the hip joint. Tears of the acetabular labrum are becoming more commonly …
That is something most of us have wondered at some point. Shin splints has halted most runners at some point, and can be heartbreaking for runners who have just started to get going when that familiar pain makes an appearance and risks our racing schedule.
Medial tibial stress syndrome, more commonly referred to as “shin splints,” is probably the most universally-known running injury.
Shin splints usually appears as an aching pain on the inside of the shin, near the border of the tibia and the calf muscles.
The area will often be sore when poked or prodded, and will initially hurt at the end of a run.
If you keep running on shin splints, the pain will move to a more sharp, burning sensation, and may hurt during your entire run, or even when walking.
It’s not surprising that runners get a little confused about what type of massage would benefit them most. Wikipedia lists 31 different types of massage. Of course, some of these are obviously not specifically beneficial to athletes, but runners can go beyond the typical “sports massage” to get results. The following are the five most beneficial types of massages for runners: