Rafael Nadal He has already undergone the first phase of his radiofrequency treatment with which he hopes to obtain better results on his foot and be able to compete in the next Wimbledon tournament, the third Grand Slam of the season. The Balearic tennis player, new Roland Garros champion, appeared on crutches and attended to some fans who were waiting for him when he returned.
After conquering his 14th Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal He returned to Spain with a fairly tight schedule. The Balearic made a lightning trip to Barcelona to visit your trusted doctor’s office, Angel Ruiz Cotorro to start a new treatment that allows him to lengthen his career as much as possible. As Nadal himself explained, the treatment consists of “a pulsatile radiofrequency in the nerve”, to reduce sensitivity in the foot and thus feel less pain.
Rafa Nadal on crutches after completing the first part of the radiofrequency treatment on his foot.
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The cameras captured the image of Nadal getting out of the car and using crutches, some images that sow certain doubts that he can arrive on time for the Wimbledon dispute -from June 27 to July 10-, although there are still days ahead to see how it evolves and if the results are as expected. The Spaniard was received by some fans and even walking on crutches, he did not hesitate to stop to say hello, take some photos and even sign an autograph.
With this new treatment, Nadal hopes to lengthen his career and remains cautious about his chances of arriving in time to be in Wimbledon, a tournament that has not been played since 2019 – in 2020 it was not held due to the pandemic and the last edition was lost due to injury. “If this treatment is able to work and permanently remove that sensation of pain, even if the problem is not solved, it does solve being able to continue playing, which is the goal right now. We are going to see what happens, but we have to go step by step and then we will see,” Nadal explained at a press conference in Paris.