Great discussion. This is exactly what I started this thread for. Thanks for the link, gedman. I like to learn as much about
Peyronies as I can and I had never heard that interview before.
I understand Dr. Mulhall's skepticism as far as penile traction as mono-therapy goes. The way I see it is like this, in extreme cases penile traction therapy may not seem effective enough to provide a noticeable result in a reasonable amount of time. After listening, I believe he pairs it with injections to break down the plaque with medication directly and at the same time has his patients use a traction device to provide another form of physical therapy over time, thus expediting patient results.
This is nothing new, I have had an ailment in the past and my doctor used multiple treatment methods (poly-therapy) to treat it. Perhaps even in my case, my doctor would have not viewed one of those therapies alone as effective enough to prescribe by itself.
What it all boils down to is treating PD with PTT is a gradual method of treatment and will NOT provide results as fast as pairing it with other effective treatments. However, I do agree with Tiercel that it works as a mono-therapy (just my opinion) but not as quickly.
Anyone who tells you that PTT will cure PD 'in no time' is being misleading. In order to achieve noticeable results you have to stay committed. It is not for everyone, often times users simply can't find enough time in the day to wear their devices. If you don't intend on wearing it as directed I suggest you opt for another treatment.
RCS, I wanted to reply with some info to your questions.
"Is it terribly hard to use?"
While there is a definite learning curve to using these types of devices (especially for first time users), once you figure out how to configure it to your penis properly, it is rather simple to use.
When it is used correctly and with the right memory foam padding or medical gauze it should not be painful at all. Often our users report discomfort and after assisting them we see that they were simply not using or calibrating the device correctly, or were being over-ambitious with their set-up. Straining your penis with traction may make it feel like it is working faster, but is an unsafe practice. It will likely make you dread wearing your device, thus use it less, thus slow your results to a virtual halt.
"Do you wear it all day?"
It is not recommended that you wear your device all day. We recommend our users wear it between 4-6 hours per day at most and avoid wearing it as they sleep.
"What other therapy is used in conjunction with it?"
Typically, Peyronies device packages are paired with Vitamin E supplements. That being said, the medical community is split on the effectiveness of treating PD with Vitamin E. If you listen to Dr. Mulhall's interview he expresses concerns of using Vitamin E for older men for example. He is not alone. But keep in mind, other doctors strongly recommend Vitamin E. It varies. He also mentions injections that I believe work to break down the plaque which causes Peyronies. I know very little about
that, you would have to ask your doctor directly.
All this information I am sharing is strictly my opinion after working in the commercial side of the PTT field. I am not a doctor, and I think you should always consult one before starting any type of therapy.
Hope this helps, feel free to ask me any other questions you may have and keep this informative thread going. Thanks!Adam, The name of your company in your signature will have to go. Sorry, but I won't be able to protect you from the other moderators with that there. You can describe yourself as an "Official representative of a traction device manufacturer." People will email you and ask. That's fine. But having it visible on your comments makes you look like you are here to drive traffic to your site. -- PeterDisAbelasd
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