Thanks for your query.
The symptoms you have are due to osteoarthritic changes. These are basically age related degenerative changes and is characterized by joint pain and stiffness
. Upon movement the stiffness gradually relives. Sometimes application of hot pads can make the movement possible.
The treatment options include pain killers, hot fomentation, lubricating agents like glucosamine
sulfate, chondroitin , dycerin, etc and some life style modifications and physiotherapy
DT is an antiinflammatory and having no such long lasting side effects.
I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.