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Treating Peyronie’s Disease with Penile Stretching

Treating Peyronie’s Disease with Penile Stretching Techniques that stretch the penis could be effective for treating Peyronie’s disease, according to a review of medical literature.

Peyronie’s disease occurs when scarring develops just below the skin of the penis. These areas form hardened plaques that limit flexibility. As a result, the penis bends. Sometimes, the curve is so severe that intercourse becomes extremely difficult or even impossible. Men may experience pain, penile shortening, and erectile dysfunction (ED).

There are two phases of Peyronie’s disease. First is the acute phase, when plaques form and the penis starts to bend. Erections may become painful. The chronic phase follows. At this point, the plaques and curve become stable and don’t typically worsen. Pain usually subsides during the chronic phase as well.

Treatment for Peyronie’s disease might include oral medications, injections of medicine directly into the plaques, and surgery. However, stretching therapies might be worth considering, scientists report.

They analyzed medical studies that focused on two stretching approaches:

  • Traction therapy. Men who go this route wear a special device that pulls the penis in the opposite direction of the curve, thus keeping it straight. The device is worn for several hours a day.

 

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