How is rickets treated?
Treatment depends on the type of rickets your child has. Rickets caused by nutritional deficiencies is treated with vitamin D and calcium. Your child’s pain and muscle weakness will probably get better within a few weeks of treatment. If your child has inherited rickets or has an illness causing the problem, you may need to see a doctor who specializes in rickets.
If your child has bone deformities caused by rickets, he or she may need braces or surgery to correct the problem.
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