The history is very significant because the joint pain started after cleaning areas infested with ticks.
It may be a tick borne infections like Lyme's disease.
The symptoms clinically correlate very well with the disease.
Consult your doctor and request for relevant blood test
to rule out the disease.Chemotherapy
is the treatment of choice for Lyme's disease.
If you think in terms of gluten allergy
them avoid food containing it and see whether the symptoms improve.