Teasel is very helpful for arthritic type issues for many people.
I too would encourage you to give Buhner's protocol a try as he's said that it's very safe to use with pharma abx while treating these infections. As PeteZa cautioned though, you will have to check as some may be an issue if you are having surgery as some of the herbs have a blood thinning property to them, plus there may be other concerns with meds that you are given during or after surgery.
You also might want to consider adding a collagen support. Lyme does love collagen. "Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is the substance that holds the whole body together. It is found in the bones, muscles, skin and tendons, where it forms a scaffold to provide strength and structure."www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/262881.php
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New Lyme case 8/2014 - Healed 1/31/15 - unknowingly had Asymptomatic Babs and Asymptomatic Bart, being treated now though (2/2016)