What is Peyronie's Disease?

 Learn More about the Condition that May Affect Up 9% of Men in Their Lifetime

Peyronie's Disease Treatment

Peyronie’s Disease also referred to as penile fibrosis is fibrous scar tissue inside the penis that causes bent and often painful erections. If untreated, the curvature caused by Peyronie’s Disease can last for a lifetime. Penile fibrosis is caused by repeated penile injury, generally during sexual activity. It is a fairly common issue that affects more than 200,000 men per year in the United States alone. The ages affected by penile curvature vary, but mostly affect men 19 and over.

Although having a curved erection is fairly common because penises vary in shape and size, if left untreated, it can worsen and interfere with sexual function. Penis curvature caused by Peyronie’s Disease is self-diagnosable and often self-treatable using traction therapy paired with Vitamin E. In some more severe cases both prescription medications and surgery may be recommended by doctors.

The good news is that severe cases are few and far between and studies many suffering from a bent penis can treat it with a Penis Extender device, often referred to as a Penis Stretcher. These are traction devices that apply gentle traction along the shaft of the penis over time to straighten it and get the bend out. Although many men associate Penis Extenders with penis enlargement, they were actually originally designed to treat curvature caused by Peyronie’s Disease. Doctors often recommend these devices as a safe, surgery-free and affordable treatment.

Straightened Penis Diagram
Bent Penis Diagram

Peyronie's Disease Treatment

 How to Straighten a Bent Penis Using Penile Traction Therapy

Penile Traction Therapy with a Penis Extender

Many doctors and experts agree that the most effective way to straighten a penis bent by Peyronie’s Disease is penile traction. This requires an effective Penile Traction Therapy device. To date, there is no more efficient way to create penile traction than by using a Penis Extender. Penis Extenders, which many refer to as Penis Straighteners act as a brace for your bent penis, holding it straight over time with a gentle pulling force will straighten your penis.

The positive aspects of using a Penis Extender to straighten are promising. For starters, penis stretchers are affordable. As a matter of fact, you can buy an effective and highly customizable device for $100 to $300 depending on the features. This is much less expensive and less risky than corrective surgery. Also, since Peyronie’s Disease is self-diagnosable and Penis Extenders do not require a prescription, one can, in theory correct their curvature issue without having to visit their physician.

Since the traction created by a penis stretcher is intended to be gentle, this type of therapy, when done correctly, is virtually pain-free. High quality devices offer memory foam cushions as well as a plethora of fasteners to create a perfect fit for the users shape and size. Another positive, is what one might call a healthy side-effect. Studies show that penile traction therapy will not just straighten your penis, but will also enlarge it over time. For most, that is not an issue, but for some that don’t want to add length or girth to their penis size, they should look at other alternatives. Other than penis enlargement, there are no other side-effects to treating a bent penis with penile traction.

The only truly negative aspect to using a Penis Extender to straighten a bent penis is that it takes time. To get the best results using a traction device, it must be worn correctly for many hours per day. However, if worn for an average of 3 hours per day, users can expect to see straightening as well as increased length and girth. Generally, the longer one can wear the device per day, the faster and better the results will be. Another way to bolster and expedite results is to pair penile traction therapy with Vitamin E. Often the best Peyronie’s Disease treatment devices on the market come with a few months of potent Vitamin E supplements that help break down the scar tissue that causes curvature and make the traction that much more effective.

When considering the negative associated with traction therapy, it is important to keep in mind that surgery and injection treatment both carry risky side-effects and a much higher price tag.

Traction Devices FAQ

We gathered the most frequently asked questions our users have submitted about straightening using Penis Extenders and have answered them for you. This is an extremely valuable resource for those looking to learn more about treating Peyronie’s Disease with Penile Traction Therapy. The answers for these questions have been put together using information provided by the Google (which uses quality information found on reputable web sites listed in their search engine) and Association of Peyronie’s Disease Advocates.

Traction devices look like a mini rack or brace and they pull on the penis in the flaccid condition. By pulling on the penis, they induce a type of cellular process, which make the cells actually increase in size and more specifically for the user suffering from Peyronie’s Disease can achieve a reduction in penile curvature. Used correctly, they can also add penile girth, correct indentations along the shaft of the penis and ultimately remodel scar tissue.

It is very important that Penis Extenders are used properly in order to achieve desired results. Traction devices need to be worn for multiple hours per day. Recent research shows that if a quality penis stretcher is worn for an average of 3 hours per day the users can expect to see an increase in length, girth and curvature correction, The results take time, nothing happens quickly with scar tissue. However applying penile traction correctly and for a few hours per day, over a period of time, will result in a straighter penis. Also worth noting that the longer a device is worn, the better the results that can be expected.

There is evidence that shows that Penile Traction Therapy using a Penis Extender (Stretcher) may be one of the most effective and valuable non-surgical treatment options available for Peyronie’s Disease curvature. The reason for that is with the application of gentle traction forces along the shaft of the penis, studies and doctors working with patients have now shown scientifically, there there are changes that occur that will help remodel the scar and will potential help with growth of tissue within the area of the scar that can correct deformity. Some doctors who have treated hundreds of men with Peyronie’s Disease report that when patients commit to the therapy treatment (wearing their traction devices an average of 3 hours per day) can expect to see 20 or more degrees of curvature correction and an inch in length gained. Men with even the most severe penile curvature, have been completely straightened after 6 months. Pretty impressive.

Penis Extenders provide a benefit over Vacuum Devices because you can only use a Penis Pump for a short period of time. A typical Vacuum Device session is 10 minutes. Although that can be done multiple times per day, most users average 2-3 sessions. That comes down to 20-30 minutes of penile exposure to the stretching forces. However with traction therapy, a device can be worn for 2 hours at a time, and even multiple sessions of 2 hours in a single day. That exposes the bent penis to traction forces between 2-6 hours per day. Penile Traction Therapy is all about duration. That being said, many users use both these devices on a daily basis and some high end Penis Extender packages even include a Penis Pump.

In addition to straightening a bent penis, a Penis Extender when used properly will also increase overall length and girth of a penis. Many consider it one of the safest approaches to treating Peyronie’s Disease.

The risks of using a Penis Extender for Penile Traction Therapy only arises if a user wears their device for too long. This can expose them to irritation or even a potential injury. That is why users should only wear their devices for a maximum of 2 hours per session. After a 2 hour session, a user should always remove the device for 10 or 15 minutes to allow the body to rest before beginning another session of 2 hours. These breaks are recommended because of the way Penis Extenders are designed. Its fasteners apply pressure in order to keep the head of the penis in place. When sessions last longer the 2 hours, they begin to pose the risk of cutting off circulation where the fastener sits.

We have gathered the most frequently asked questions our users have submitted about straightening using Penis Extenders and have answered them for you. This is a valuable resource for those new to this Peyronie’s Disease treatment option or those looking to learn more. The answers for these questions has been put together using information provided by the doctors who are the Association of Peyronie’s Disease Advocates.