What is Osteomalacia? Osteomalacia is the equivalent of rickets in adults.
Osteomalacia is caused by inadequate intake of calcium, phosphorous and vitamin D and it mainly occurs in adults.
Bones soften, become distorted and fracture easily. The legs, spine, thorax and pelvis are deformed, pain in the bones, legs and lower part of the back. General weakness and difficulty in climbing stairs.
In severe cases, one experiences involuntary twitching of muscles especially those of the face and hands.