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Articles by Kelly Barten

About Kelly Barten (1006 Articles)
I started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because I felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. I also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support LOCAL race organizers. I'm a Creighton Bluejay (undergrad) and an Oregon Duck (Sports Marketing MBA), and I live in Tigard with my husband and two kids. My "real job" is working for an incredibly awesome math textbook company doing marketing and production.

Preventing runner’s knee

February 23, 2014 // 4 Comments

So far, we’ve shared information on what Runner’s Knee is and how to tell if you really have it, and how it’s treated. Today we’re looking at how you can prevent it. How can I prevent getting Runner’s Knee? Prevention [read more...]

Treatments for runner’s knee

February 22, 2014 // 6 Comments

If you’ve determined that you do, in fact, have runner’s knee, there are some things you can do to help reduce the causes for pain. Because the problem is often caused by maltracking of the patella (your kneecap is out of whack, in other [read more...]

What is runner’s knee?

February 18, 2014 // 6 Comments

One of the most common overuse injuries that runners get is “Runner’s Knee,” or PFPS (patellofemoral pain syndrome). This can refer to pain in the front of the knee, or around or under the kneecap. In this five-part series, [read more...]