It sounds like yoy need to rest your knees until the discomfort is gone. I would try squatting with a narrower stance, no more than shoulder width. I don
t know why people use that wide stance to squat, it puts a helluva lot of stress where the leg joins the hip, and the knees are at an awkward position. Also, make sure youre warming up real well, if you are over 40 years old, anything can go at anytime, so be sure to take care of the joints!! I always do leg extensions prior to squatting, just to make sure I
m warming the knees up real well. And dont forget the Glucosamine and Chondroitin, and Flameout!!