Adults can experience a similar condition, which is known as osteomalacia or soft bones. In rare cases, children can be born with a genetic form of rickets.
As most cases of rickets are caused by a vitamin D and calcium deficiency, If you have osteomalacia – the adult form of rickets that causes soft bones.
A condition in adults in which bones become soft and deformed because they don't have enough calcium and phosphorus. It is usually caused by not having.