Patient – Osteomalacia

Summary

  • Heel pain caused by a weakness in the bone structure, leading to fractures.

 

How did I get this?

  • Deficiencies in Vitamin D, Phosphate, and Calcium.
  • Osteomalacia may be associated with Coeliac Disease, Liver and Kidney problems.

 

What can I do about it?

  • Rest
  • Dietary advice and supplements

 

What help can I get for this?

  • Xrays or scans may identify fractures.
  • A Podiatrist will provide splinting or immobilisation, footwear advice and strengthening exercises.
  • Your doctor may advise blood tests and medication, along with referral for dietary advice.

 

When will it get better?

  • Appropriate dietary supplements will help strengthen bones.
  • Fractures may take 3 months to stabilise.


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