I ran winstrol and hated it. I did it on a cut while still trying to lift heavy and my elbows would blow up just from rowing or any pullups. I dont think I got much strength out of it. I ran it for a couple weeks and switched to Masteron which I LOVED!!
Ultimately I think the joint pain has a relation with your leanness.
IMO there are better options to Winny, liver toxic and causes joint pains when you actually get lean which is the best reason to use it. Masteron is way better for strength and probably comparable for cutting while having none of the downsides.