Hi there, what you describe is what I have heard called "traveling arthritis". I was dx with osteoarthritis in all my joints except for about a 4 inch section of my back (the only section that has not had surgery.) My pain is in multiple areas, but there are times where I will go to sleep hurting in knees, hips, and fingers, and wake up with knees, ankles, and hands hurting. I have been in a lot of pain in some areas during the day also and it slowly would recede and somewhere else would start "barking" at me. Thank God it rarely all hurts at once but when it does I definitely know it!!!
Hope this helps!