Joint pain from mosquito bites
Joint pain from mosquito bites does occur.
Small grey mosquitos cause mostly localized swelling and itching of the skin.
The large black mosquitos with very long legs and very long proboscis that cause a large swell that does not itch as much as the smaller mosquito bites seem to affect the joints and cause arthritic-like pain.
The bite triggers an abnormal immune response, and the body reacts to the bite by attacking certain tissues in the body, in this case, the joint tissues. This abnormal immune response brings on joint inflammation resulting from the autoimmune response.