Peyronie’s disease is a condition in which scar tissue can cause the penis to curve. This disease can be painful for men and cause them to struggle with getting an erection.
Not everyone with Peyronie’s disease needs treatment because symptoms can clear up on their own, according to Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Most doctors may recommend injections of certain medications into the penis or surgery to remove some plaque in severe cases where the symptoms are persistent.
However, you can also help your condition along by trying out different stretching exercises. Gentle stretching of the sheath can correct the curvature by breaking down some of the scar tissue, according to Massachusetts General Hospital.
Research shows that trying exercises that use special devices can also be effective at straightening and stretching the penis back into its normal shape and length during erection.
The following exercises have been proven to help men dealing with Peyronie’s disease:
Penile traction therapy
When doing Penile traction therapy (PTT), you will wear a device on your penis that consists of two parallel stabilizing rods that run alongside the shaft of the penis for a certain amount of time daily. The rods are connected to a plastic support ring at the base of the penis and a distal ring below the head of the penis. They can also be extended to stretch the penis. This technique can provide a modest improvement in lengthening the penis and correcting the curve if you are in the acute phase. PTT is also great for men looking to have surgery, as it can aid in retaining penis length.
Vacuum erection devices
A vacuum erection device (VED) goes over the