Does any one else have joint pain and swelling after exercising. I usually do a short and slow walk and only suffer some stiffness after. However, since I have gained so much weight because I can no longer run, I tried to power walk for one hour. After the power walk my shoulders froze, my elbows became swollen, my knee were on fire. Now my lower back is in so much pain I can't stand up all the way. I used to be a distance runner. I used to be so strong. Now I'm tired and I hurt. I keep reading about others who still workout with no problem. I was diagnosed a few years ago after ignoring my symptoms for 5 years before that. Please let me know I am not alone.