This bone disorder occurs most commonly in these bones:
Paget’s disease in the pelvis area can cause hip pain.
This disease in the spine can cause numbness, tingling or pain in arms or legs. As the nerve roots in the spine can get compressed.
This disorder in the skull can cause an overgrowth of bone and cause hearing loss or severe headaches.
Thighbone (Femur) and Shinbone (Tibia)
As the bones become weaker and fragile, an individual can become bow-legged ( the legs are curved outwards while the feet and ankles touch). Due to overgrown and misshapen bones, one may feel extra stress on joints. This can cause osteoarthritis in the knee or hip.
Timely detection and proper treatment of this disease in most cases bear fruitful results. In some cases due to co-morbidities and more complex scenarios, Paget’s disease can cause more serious health problems like:
- Hearing impairment
- Heart issues
- Nervous system issues
- Teeth loosening
In very rare cases, a person may develop “Paget’s Sarcoma”. Only 1% of patients with Paget’s disease suffer from this cancer.