Rickets is a bone disease, usually a result of low vitamin D levels, that causes soft and weak bones. It occurs in children and, occasionally, teenagers.
Information about bone diseases, including rickets, Paget's disease and Perthes' disease, from leading Australian health organisations.
Vitamin D deficiency
Learn the benefits of maintaining healthy vitamin D levels and when to get tested.
Foods high in vitamin D
Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption and healthy bones and muscles. Most vitamin D comes from sunlight, but it's also found in some foods.
Bones, muscles and joints
Bones, muscles and joints make up the musculoskeletal system. Learn more about their function and conditions related to the bones, muscles and joints.