Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
Pain in joints with stiffness
is due to bacterial infection .
As no doubt decreased temperature was responsible for this episode as you got infection and this infection develops pain in joints. Rheumatoid arthritis
may be one reason.
2nd reason may be due to osteoarthritis
In my opinion consult an orthopaedician and get his opinion.
Get in blood examination for rheumatic factor and C B C& E S R( acute infection).