Symptoms of Paget's disease of bone include bone pain, joint pain and problems caused by a nerve being squashed or damaged.
But in many cases, there are no obvious symptoms and the condition is only found during tests carried out for another reason.
1 bone or several bones may be affected. Commonly affected areas include the:
Bone pain caused by Paget's disease is usually:
The affected area may also feel warm.
Abnormal bone growth can damage nearby cartilage, the spongy tissue that cushions your joints.
This can lead to "wear and tear" of the affect joints (also known as osteoarthritis), which can cause:
The symptoms are usually worse when you wake up and improve a bit as you start to move.
Abnormal bone growth can result in bone squashing (compressing) or damaging a nearby nerve.
Possible signs of this can include:
Paget's disease of bone can also cause a range of other problems, including:
Read more about the complications of Paget's disease of bone.
See a GP if you have:
A GP can organise tests to check your bones and look for problems such as Paget's disease of bone.
Read more about how Paget's disease of bone is diagnosed.