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A 'knee support/brace' does a completely different job to a 'knee pad'. The former is to keep your knee/kneecap in alignment during exercise/activity the latter to allow you to kneel down on a hard surface without damage. So knee pads for shallow cockpit boats which require kneeling to tack and downwind, braces for supporting your knees when hiking. I had a dodgy knee earlier this year which recovered on it's own in time. I tried a knee brace and it helped while walking but not so much when sailing. If it's a meniscus injury you absolutely must use a knee peace with a patella hole or you risk further discomfort or damage (this from a very expensive private knee consultant).
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Every knee injury is different but if I have knee pain I find stretching the calves, hamstrings and quadriceps several times a week helps.
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I sold the boat that was causing me to collapse when I got out of it due to knee pain, and bought one that suits my build and level of unfitness better. With yoga as well, my knees have recovered remarkably well.

That, and I tend to perch these days.
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