All started the second week in April. I have had this problem twice before in 1991 and 2005 and managed to clear it which just left me with a bit of a click in my knee if I bend and straighten it. Not a problem not sore but get a few aches in winter time then it goes after a day or so. On those occasions it was just in the knee with slight backache and ankle ache.
Maybe only 4 or 5 episodes of this in the winter.
After my usual swimming session to keep quads strong, which I do every other day at the pool where I am a member.
After coming out of the pool and showering the symptom was left knee hurt just below the kneecap like I had sprained it where it connects under the knee cap to the bottom of my leg. Then I had some water like swelling which I tried to walk on. Then shortly afterward about a couple of days the other knee did the same but not as much as the left knee.
I rested and iced the knees the worst left knee to get the swelling down.
But it just kept swelling under the kneecap at night I could see it coming up.
Then my feet when sore like something was eating them away inside the feet.
They would tingle and ache when I got in bed at night and I would wake in the morning with the bed wet through with sweat.
Shortly after that the lower back started not like pain but hurting a bit probably because I was walking onto the better leg compensating I was told.
It was then that after walking further than usual my ankle started to hurt on the left worst leg and slight ache in the other ankle.
Then the neck started cracking still though this it the way I was walking compensating?
I then started to go back swimming to try to get some exercise but the left and right knees would still go sore after some light swimming on me back pushing myself through the water with my quads.
Then shortly after that I noticed that my arms where aching and some red like spots appeared after 3 days on my knuckles which where sore. These have gone down somewhat over the period I have had this but still remain on my hands like they are ready to start of again.
All my joints feel like they have got watery substance in them like my body is attacking my joints with ringing noise in my left ear.
Although the knees are not as watery anymore if I try to do too much walking or swimming they still go sore at night with the effort put in.
And it now feels like some fatty type substance at the front of my knees and in my ankles has appeared since the watery knees have gone down somewhat.
I will usually awake in a morning with not a stiffness ache but an ache in my left knee and ankle and some discomfort in my wrist neck and arms at the shoulders.