Most cases of rickets can be treated with vitamin D and calcium supplements. Follow your child's doctor's directions as to dosage. Too much vitamin D can be harmful.

Your child's doctor will monitor your child's progress with X-rays and blood tests.

Surgical and other procedures

For some cases of bowlegs or spinal deformities, your doctor might suggest special bracing to position your child's body appropriately as the bones grow. More-severe skeletal deformities might require surgery.