Advertisement

What are the symptoms of juvenile osteoporosis?

A child with juvenile osteoporosis may complain of pain in the back (lower region), hips, feet, or legs. The child may have trouble walking, develop a limp, and experience fractures in the legs and feet. In some cases, children may also have an unnatural curvature of the upper back. The child may even appear to be shorter than usual. Low bone density is another sign of the disease. Doctors can use tests and scans to study bone mass to determine whether or not loss has occurred.

Continue Learning about Osteoporosis

Have Osteoporosis? Help Prevent Bone Breaks With These 3 Tips
Have Osteoporosis? Help Prevent Bone Breaks With These 3 Tips
If you've been diagnosed with osteoporosis, you don't have to be passive or feel powerless over the condition. In fact, you'll be better off if you ta...
Read More
Why are so many who have osteoporosis unaware of it?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MDDr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Many people who have osteoporosis have no idea they have it. Why? In most cases, there aren't any sy...
More Answers
5 Common Osteoporosis Myths, Debunked
5 Common Osteoporosis Myths, Debunked5 Common Osteoporosis Myths, Debunked5 Common Osteoporosis Myths, Debunked5 Common Osteoporosis Myths, Debunked
Get the facts and learn how to protect your bone health.
Start Slideshow
Osteoporosis Isn't Just for Women
Osteoporosis Isn't Just for Women

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.