I have those issues with nearly every joint in my body. You can try using anti-inflammatories - the natural ones are not as hard on the other organs in your body though. Turmeric and Boswellin with glucosamine, MSM and Hyaluronic acid have helped me a lot.
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)