Peyronie’s Disease

Peyronie’s Disease (PD) occurs when scar tisse (plaque) develops under the skin surface of the penis, causing it to curve or bend during erections.  The plaque may be the result of genetics, trauma, penile injections, or may have an unknown cause.  Many who have PD experience pain, with or without an erection.  Subsequently, they may develop erectile dysfunction (difficulty getting or maintaining an erection) as their body’s way of defending itself against potential pain.

Besides a bent or curved penis, erectile dysfunction, and pain, symptoms may include lumps under the skin from a buildup of plaque and a shortening of the penis.  The severity of symptoms will vary.  They may appear rapidly and worsen over time.

The good news is that Shockwave therapy, a breakthrough treatment for Peyronie’s Disease and erectile dysfunction is now available.  This therapy  consists of pulsed, acoustic waves which  break down deposits of plaque and provide significant relief from PD symptoms. Before Shockwave, treatment options were limited.   It is by far the safest form of PD treatment because of its noninvasive nature and lack of chemicals.  By eliminating scar tissue and plaque build up, Shockwave  also helps with erectile dysfunction as well,  so that men may  enjoy a healthy sex life once again.