Many people with Paget’s disease don’t have any symptoms and the condition is only found when tests are carried out for another reason.
For people who do get symptoms, bone pain is most common. This type of pain is usually described as a dull, continuous pain deep within the affected part of the body. It is often worse with rest and at night. The area may also feel warm.
Pain in the joints may occur when abnormal bone growth causes arthritis in the joint. Some people also get numbness and tingling, shooting pains and balance problems because of bone growth squashing a nerve.
Other symptoms include:
- enlarged or misshapen bones
- bowed legs
- problems with hearing
- bones that break easily.
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