Treatment of Peyronie’s disease
The choice of treatment depends on:
- the stage of your condition
- the severity of the condition
- the presence of erectile dysfunction
Some mild cases don’t need treatment if there no effect on sexual life, and the doctor will only wait and see if there is any progression.
The available treatments include physical therapy (penile traction therapy), medications, and surgical operation. Each of these treatments has its benefits, risks, and suitable time to apply it. Your doctor will discuss with you the best treatment for your case. Now, we will discuss each of them.
1) Penile traction therapy
The idea of traction therapy is: stretching the penis on a mechanical device for some time. Traction therapy improves penile deformity and avoids shortening of the penis.
The drawback of traction therapy is that it requires a commitment for a long time, ranges from 30 minutes to 8 hours per day to reach the desired benefits. Your doctor will prefer traction therapy in the early acute phase. Also, he may do it in the chronic phase with other treatments or after surgery.