Aching joints caused by Jiu Jitsu is very common with all age levels of athletes. Here are some quick tips to help deal with the pain.
This is a very treatable over the counter problem. There are some solutions to consider here:
For immediate relief pop the appropriate amount of ibuprofen (NSAID) for your size and weight. I keep a bottle of these in my gym bag. This a great product to keep handy. Advil is the brand that everyone knows but the generic kirkland and safeway brands work equally well.
This is a supplement that your body naturally makes. As you get older your production levels of this natural chemical compound level off. Your body requires this to replenish your connective tissues. Glucosamine supplements can be purchased over the counter at all pharmacies.
If you keep waking up with aching joints and you want to stay man-made from man made chemicals try Fish oils supplements. Pay for the higher end fish oils. They will help in the breath department.
I am not a doctor. I cannot legally prescribe medicine. But I can say that I have experienced chronic joint pain. To treat the pain I have used fish oils supplements and my pain did go away. Here is some additional research. As with all injuries, you should consult with a licensed physician if you pain is prohibiting you from normal activities. Please consume these supplements in a method that is consistent to the labeling on the bottle.