Usually, people with Paget’s disease do not experience any symptoms except for bone pain. The disease causes faster generation of new bone tissues. Therefore, the rapid remodeling of bones leads to the formation of soft and weak bones. This can result in bone pain, deformities and fractures. The disease might affect either one or two or many areas of your body. Therefore, the symptoms of the disease are dependent on the area affected in your body:
- Skull – If the overgrowth of bone tissues is in the brain, it could result in headaches and hearing impairment.
- Spine – If your spine is the affected area, the nerve roots could get compressed. The symptoms could therefore be numbness in arms or legs, tingling sensation and pain.
- Legs – Because the weak bones tend to bow, the symptom is being bow-legged. Because of the extra pressure on the joints in the vicinity, osteoarthritis may also be observed, in your knees and hip.
- Pelvis – If you have Paget’s disease in the pelvic area, it could cause pain in the hips