Osteomalacia, or soft bones often develops due to a lack of vitamin D. It can cause bone pain, muscle weakness, and fractures (Looser’s zones).
The people most at risk of Osteomalacia are those who aren’t able to produce enough vitamin D through exposure to sunlight because of frailty, clothing that covers much of their skin, and those that have darker skin and live in parts of the world where the sunlight isn’t very strong.
Vitamin D deficiency
The body needs about 400units (10 micrograms) of vitamin D a day to protect itself from Osteomalacia.
Osteomalacia is treatable with appropriate treatment with vitamin D.