Rafael Nadal, two days after his 14th Roland-Garros title, began a new treatment Tuesday to address his pain in his left foot.
His spokesperson stated that Nadal had been subject to "pulsed radiofrequency treatment (PRF)" at a Barcelona clinic. This numbs "the region where he suffered from the injury", he said Wednesday.
Muller-Weiss syndrome is a degenerative, incurable condition that causes one of the bones in the foot to deform over time. Nadal has been suffering from it for many years. The Spanish champion admitted that he had to play Roland-Garros finals with anesthetized feet, but that he doesn't want to repeat that experience.
"I will go if my body allows. Wimbledon is a priority. Grand Slam tournaments should be a priority. Yes, you can play them under an anti-inflammatory. Nadal answered "No" to anesthetic injections when asked if he would be taking part in the London tournament. He said that he had not played in 2021.
The world N.4 is currently at his Mallorca home. His spokesperson stated that he will be there for "three to four days" with normal activity and talk. If the treatment progresses well, he will return to court training.
According to the spokesperson, it is not impossible that Nadal will need "a second treatment depending upon his evolution next week".