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I feel your pain. I am also oldish (65), and my squat is weak, despite having good form (got trained). I found knee sleeves help a lot with knee pain. I also switched to goblet squats and deadlifts, as well as leg press. Romanian deadlifts are good for the hamstrings as well. Good luck.
I suggest getting some knee sleeves. The price is quite hefty, around $80 for a pair of rehbands ([link]) but I think its well worth it. They keep everything very tight and even help out a bit on your squat. Get a pair, see how they feel and then if your pain is still there, then consider just deloading a couple times.
$10 cheaper per sleeve on amazon
Rehband 7mm Knee Sleeve - Model 7051 Original Blue (Medium (33-36cm)) [link]
you could wear knee sleeves
Not sure about any of it :) Tis why I ask. Any suggested sleeves? Just something like this?
I actually have purchased or received as a gift the hookgrip wraps, hookgrip knee sleeves, and rehband sleeves.
I agree with /u/ronniedowd that if you want warmth only, the hookgrip knee sleeves work great and they're cheap. Rehband sleeves provide a lot more support, and they are super durable, but they are fairly expensive. Now I only use the hookgrip wraps, because they're adjustable. If I only want warmth I can wrap them loosely, but if I'm squatting heavy and need support I can wrap them quite tightly. I can't say yet how durable the wraps are.
You have to order two as they are sold single. I am a 242 guy with some thick quads but skinny little calves I wear a large and they are very snug. Please look around some of the sites for sizing suggestions. I'm telling you man these things will change your life. Have you ever used any liniment lotions?