What Is the Proper Use Of Traction Device?
Quick background information. RB has had Peyronie's for 15 years and has seen a doctor. Describes his condition as "Slight curvature to the left in upper mid shaft". And treatment to date as "Two years (inconsistently) with traction devise and Acetyl L-Carnitine". But over to RB question…
I've been using my Traction devise for two years now and much like everything else one results seem to dwindle you throw a tool or toy to the curb. Since there is now manual on our condition I began thinking could I see better results if I adjusted the tension more or reach the bar longer to the side where the bend or curve is and leave the other side with less?
My Peyronie's Answer
As you have had Peyronie's for a long time (15 years) and you have been using traction for a long time now (2 years) I'm not sure it's realistic to expect much more results from using traction device. Specialists say that it is better to use traction for more hours per day (say 8 hours) for shorter time (say 6 months) than fewer hours (4 hours) for longer time (12 months).
You can of course contact directly the manufacturer of the device you use and ask their advice and / or see your doctor and discuss your options with him.
However, you describe your curvature as slight curvature to the left. I'm therefore assuming you are looking for "cosmetic" results, i.e. the curvature does not affect your ability to have sexual intercourse.
If that is the case, then at some point you may feel enough is enough. You are already in the stable phase so your Peyronie's is not progressing (as long as you do not have a new trauma to your penis). So your condition will not get worse.
The classification of "straight" penis is actually penis with up to 10 degree curvature. And curvature up to 30 degrees is generally considered mild or moderate. So if you curvature is closer to 10 than 30 degrees then you may want to learn to life with it.
But if you want to continue to try to reduce then I recommend you go and see a Peyronie's specialist to discuss your options. As you have most likely exhausted the traction options, other treatment options are likely to be more invasive (medication, injections) and more expensive. This article offers overview of the most common Peyronie's treatments today.
I hope this is of some help and I wish you all the best in the future.