Exercises for Peyronie’s disease
Peyronies disease exercises presented in this article are not intended to increase the size of the penis, or to make the organ in any way stronger in the usual sense. These exercises are chosen because they attempt to get to the cause of the Peyronies problem, the nodule of scar tissue located below the surface of the skin.
Peyronie’s disease is all about the presence of fibrous scar tissue within the deep layer of penis tissue called the tunica albuginea. When this scar tissue develops within the penis, under the skin surface, it drastically affects how the penis appears when erect and often how it feels in regard to pain.
Some people mistakenly focus only the obvious physical appearance changes that are common with PD. They equate Peyronie’s disease with the penis curvature or hourglass deformity that develops because of the internal scar, but they fail to realize the distortions occur because of the scar they cannot see. As a result they approach treatment as though getting rid of Peyronie’s disease was as simple as getting rid of the bent penis they see, like straightening out a bent paper clip. But, Peyronie’s disease is not a curved penis; the curved penis is merely the end result of the real problem which is the scar tissue found under the skin. The real problem of Peyronies is a tendency to produce an excessive healing response to trauma. Therefore, this discussion of various Peyronies disease treatment exercises will focus on several strategies that are intended to increase the natural ability of the body to eliminate or heal that offending scar material.
We know self-correction or natural healing of the Peyronie’s scar is indeed possible, and happens frequently by medical standards; it happens in about half of the diagnosed cases of PD. Spontaneous healing or natural elimination of Peyronie’s disease is the primary reason that standard medical treatment of early cases includes a waiting period of at least 12-18 months before considering doing surgery. During the standard 12-18 month waiting period it is hoped that the body will be able to simply eliminate the Peyronies scar as it happens in about half of the cases.
These Peyronies disease exercises are presented because each represents a slightly different way to assist the tissue to correct the basic problem of the scar material.
Peyronie’s disease stretching exercises
Gentle manual Peyronie’s disease stretching exercises should not to be confused with the Middle Eastern practice called jelqing. Jelqing is essentially an ancient method of penis enlargement performed by forcefully stretching penis tissue repeatedly, squeezing more blood into the cavernous penis tissue spaces than it can normally hold while also being stretched. Jelqing is sometimes mistakenly recommended as by some who do not understand the real problem of Peyronie’s disease. They think that forcefully stretching and unbending the penis will take care of the problem as though the bend was a simple issue that could be fixed like a bent paper clip. Not only is this ineffective for treating Peyronies disease, jelqing can cause more injury in a penis that has already demonstrated that it is capable of producing too much scar tissue.
As proof of the brutality of jelqing, many cases of Peyronie’s disease start after a man injures himself while using this technique. How anyone could think jelqing is a reasonable way of treating peyronies is a mystery.
The Peyronie’s disease stretching exercises that were developed in a research project of the Peyronie’s Disease Institute in 2006 are greatly different than jelqing because they are extremely gentle. They approach soft tissue stretching from the standpoint of increasing tissue length much in the same way a ballerina attempts to become more flexible by using very light stretches over a prolonged period of time.
Massage and exercise video for Peyronie’s disease treatment
A group of simple treatment exercises for Peyronie’s disease were first applied by Peyronie’s Disease Institute in 2004, and presented in a video. These exercises were selected on the basis of their ability to increase blood flow and increase lymphatic drainage to the pelvis in general and penis in particular. None of these massage and exercise techniques are ever applied directly to the penis, since this could possibly result in additional injury and more internal scar development. Instead these massage and exercise techniques are applied to the area immediately around the genitals to loosen tight and contracted soft tissue while avoiding further injury.
This Peyronie’s disease exercises video presents a series of Kegel exercise instructions increase the blood flow and health of the lower pelvis, deep tissue massage to the deep pelvic soft tissues to increase drainage of the lymphatic tissue which in turn will increase blood flow of the involved area, and lastly a series of instructions to increase energy movement in the area of the penis.
Peyronie’s disease treatment exercises
These various Peyronies disease exercises make sense because they attempt to address the potential underlying problems that could prevent the natural healing of the dense internal scar tissue that is at the heart of this problem. Schemes that merely try to enlarge the penis ignore the need to reduce or eliminate the Peyronie’s scar.
When these Peyronies disease exercises are added to an aggressively applied Alternative Medicine treatment program of diverse vitamins, minerals, herbs and enzymes it is sometimes possible to assist the tissue to remove the Peyronie’s scar. The earlier in the disease state this is started, and the more aggressively it is done, the better the therapy results tend to be.