Rickets Treatment

What is Rickets?

Rickets is a skeletal disorder caused by lack of calcium and vitamin D deficiency or phosphate. Calcium and vitamin D is essential for good bone health. Deficiency of these nutrient in body leads to soft and weak bone and results in Rickets.

Can Rickets be treated and how can I treat it?

Yes, it’s curable with very good results. Child needs vitamin D and calcium supplementation and good nutrition

How I can prevent Rickets? What should I give in diet?

Natural source of Vitamin D is Sun light. Parents should promote their children for outdoor activities for maximum sun light exposure. High protein and calcium diet like Milk, Milk products, paneer, Makhana, Banana, Broccoly, sessem seeds, pulses, green vegetables, fruits etc. Avoid all kind of junk foods like cold drinks, pizza, burger, noodles etc.

How I can find that my child is having Rickets?

  • Wrist widening
  • Frontal bossing of head
  • Pigeon chest
  • Bow legs/Knock knees
  • Pain in bone and joints
  • Poor teeth development
  • Delayed closure of head suture
  • Growth retardation


What are the diagnostic tools for rickets?

  • Clinical examinations 
  • X-rays 
  • Blood investigation

What are the complications of Rickets?

  • Bow legs 
  • Knock knee 
  • Bony deformity 
  • Pigeon chest 
  • Frequent fractures 
  • Growth retardation

What is treatment of Rickets?

Proper calcium, Vitamin D3 supplementation and proper diet supplementation (High protein and calcium diet) for adequate time will cure it.