Peyronie’s disease is a non-cancerous condition resulting from fibrous scar tissue that develops on the penis and causes curved, painful erections.

Penises vary in shape and size, and having a curved erection is not necessarily a cause for concern. However, Peyronie’s disease causes a significant bend and sometimes pain in men.

Signs and symptoms?

  • Peyronie’s disease might appear suddenly or develop the most common signs and symptoms include:
    • Scar tissue
      • The scar tissue associated with Peyronie’s disease is called plaque and can be felt under the skin of the penis as flat lumps or a band of hard tissue.
    • A significant bend to the penis
      • Your penis might curve upward or downward or bend to one side.
    • Erectile dysfunction
    • Penile deformity
      • This may include shortening of the penis, narrowing, indentations or even an hourglass-like appearance, with a tight, narrow band around the shaft.
    • Pain
      • You might have penile pain, with or without an erection.

How can physiotherapy help?

  • Therapeutic ultrasound treatments to reduce the size and thickness of the plaque.


[1] Milios, J. E., Ackland, T.R., & Green, D.J. (2020). Peyronie’s disease and the role of therapeutic ultrasound: A randomized controlled trial.