Zamst RK-1 Review


Steve runs, lifts, bikes, hikes, and swims, but never at the same time. He's currently based in central Oregon, where he lives with his wife and dog.

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5 Responses

  1. Katarzyna says:

    Great comment about the item. Zamst RK-1 support is indeed the most innovative and effective product regarding ITBS. It gives relief from pain to runners who have long struggled with the problem of the rotation of the lower leg.

  2. Cat says:

    I wondered how you were getting on with the brace now that some time has passed?

  3. Steve says:

    Hi Cat,
    The brace is of good quality, so it has continued to hold up well under heavy use. I wear it now exclusively for running because I feel there are some range-of-motion limitations in the weightroom that impede squats and deadlifts, and I wasn’t seeing any benefit while on the bike. For running, it has been – and continues to be – great. I think the overall condition of my knee has improved over time with help of the brace. Now that it’s been a few months, I still recommend the Zamst for immediate relief of IT/runner’s knee pain and for longer term improvement of joint condition.

  4. Hendrik says:

    Hi Steve,

    I am facing the same ITBS problem. I have been trying everything, stretching, foam rolling, no training (the greatest pain), dry needling, taping, all with limited success.

    Since last week I have started to use the Zamst RK-1 and frankly I do not know what to expect.

    I was wondering how things are for you now, given the fact that you have probably used the brace for another 9 months. And when do you in fact use it, only during training?



  5. Steve says:

    Hi Hendrik,
    I hope the Zamst RK-1 helps you out. The product’s impact for me was to reduce pain while training almost right away and to, over time, help overall knee pain decrease. I only wear the Zamst while running and, because of winter, have curtailed my road miles for the last few months. So my use of the product for the last 3 months or so has been limited. The ITBS pain has remained in check over that time, however. The Zamst also seemed to help the ITBS become more responsive to foam rolling and dynamic stretching, so I’d recommend keeping those things up even with the brace in use. Hope this helps – and good luck.

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