Feeling stiffness, prolonged pain, or reduced motion is not a health sign, it is a sign that you’re unable to maintain a health balance of repair and recovery, trending towards continued breakdown without repair and recovery. This initiates a burden of accelerated degeneration and ultimately disability.
Commonly RX answers to prolonged inflammatory bouts are addressed with NSAIDS/non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The long-term results of NSAIDS are an inhibition of cartilage regeneration and ultimately joint replacement. Studies show a direct correlation of NSAIDS use and the need for joint replacement. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7821339
The new option that has shown better results are the use of cannabinoids found in certain CBD oils that contain, phyto-cannabinoids, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol, cannabichromene, and cannabinol. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27435265