Massages can possibly help Peyronie’s disease when combined with other forms of treatment. It is important to ask a doctor whether massages are appropriate for your specific condition.
Peyronie’s disease occurs due to the buildup of scar tissue in the penis. The scar tissue makes the penis curve/bend in an unnatural manner. Patients with Peyronie’s disease generally have trouble achieving and maintaining an erection.
If you were recently diagnosed with Peyronie’s disease, treatment is available.
How Massages May Help Peyronie’s Disease
The buildup of scar tissue makes tissues within the penis tight and less elastic. The scar tissue can encompass all sides of the penis, resulting in a deformity.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) says that Peyronie’s disease is classified into two main categories: acute and chronic.
What You Should Know About Acute Peyronie’s Disease
The early stage of Peyronie’s disease can be referred to as the acute stage, according to the National Institutes of Health. In this stage, you may experience penile pain and changes in curvature or length. This stage can last up to 18 weeks. Treatment options at this stage vary. However, surgery is generally not recommended unless the disease does not respond to nonsurgical options and has been present for a long time.
What You Should Know About Chronic Peyronie’s Disease
In the chronic stage of Peyronie’s disease, the symptoms are generally stable. There is no pain or changes to the penis. This stage can last 12 to 18 months.
How a doctor treats you may depend upon the stage of the disease. Asking a doctor if massage is right for your particular stage is imperative to ensuring you alleviate (and not worsen) your symptoms.
Discuss All Concerns With a Doctor
It is important that you discuss any form of penis massage or exercises with a doctor. Should a doctor approve of massage in combination with other treatments, be sure to ask about the best forms of massage to try. Other important tips to keep in mind include:
- Stopping immediately if you experience discomfort.
- Only perform massage exercises in accordance with your doctor’s recommendations.
- Using lubricant can aid with your massage.
You may feel the buildup of scar tissue under the skin of your penis. This is a natural effect of the disease.
Discussing your condition with a doctor isn’t always easy and may make you feel uncomfortable. Don’t let it keep you from learning about your options for treatment. Doctors are there to help you and they can alleviate many of your concerns about Peyronie’s disease.
Shockwave Therapy for Peyronie’s Disease
Peyronie’s disease can greatly affect your self-esteem, self-confidence, and relationships. Shockwave therapy can help improve your life with a series of non-invasive, 30-minute treatments. The number of treatments you require depends upon your condition.
No matter how many treatments you may need, shockwave therapy provides little disruption to your busy schedule. There are no needles, no surgery, and no medications.
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is an all-natural form of treatment for Peyronie’s disease. The treatment uses high-frequency, low-intensity shockwaves (or soundwaves), to target—and to break down—scar tissue in the penis.
This procedure takes place in a doctor’s office, resulting in little time missed from your daily activities. Typical results can last as long as three years.
While Peyronie’s disease isn’t preventable and it isn’t curable, it is manageable. Ask a doctor about extracorporeal shockwave therapy and the use of massage for your Peyronie’s disease symptoms.
Feel Better With Massage and GAINSWave® Therapy
Ask a doctor about the in-office, non-invasive option of GAINSWave treatment (extracorporeal shockwave therapy). GAINSWave is an in-office treatment that can better serve patients.
By combining massage with GAINSWave treatments, you can start your journey toward less pain, more confidence, and better sexual health. Not only can GAINSWave therapy target scar tissue but it also is a “useful and valid minimally invasive treatment option for men with PD” according to a study published in Translational Andrology and Urology.
If you’ve been recently diagnosed with Peyronie’s disease, ask a doctor about massage exercises that you can use while undergoing GAINSWave treatment.
Peyronie’s disease doesn’t have to change your life. Find the relief you deserve by asking a doctor about the benefits of GAINSWave therapy and massage today. Seek out a GAINSWave certified therapy provider in our directory today.