Vitamin D

Vitamin D (choleciferol):
Sources – ultraviolet radiation of the skin, fortified milk
Function – absorption of calcium and phosphorous, maturation of bone, reabsorption of calcium.
Deficiency  rickets, osteomalacia
Toxicity  retardation of growth, anorexia, renal failure, calcium deposits in soft tissues
Effect on lower limb –

May be an issue in growing pains

External Links:
Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency in Patients with Foot and Ankle Injuries (Podiatry Arena)

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