If you’re looking for arthritis information, the following resources and
links were selected and approved by health care professionals within The
Cleveland Clinic Health Center. The purpose of these addresses and links is to
provide you with additional information only. The inclusion of links to web
sites other than The Cleveland Clinic does not imply any endorsement of the
material on the web sites or any association with their operators.
Jerry Wade used to love bird-watching with his wife, an avid birder.
"I'm not a birder myself, but I like being active and getting out there
with her," he says. "Bird-watching puts you into natural areas and some
rough terrain -- it's not an easy physical activity."
But in the fall of 2005, the 66-year-old Columbia, Mo., resident, who had
retired in 2000 from a career in community development, started noticing
"pains and twinges" in his knees. A visit to his doctor in January 2006