(ANSA) – ROME, JUN 08 – Rafa Nadal returned home to Palma de Mallorca, not before stopping in Barcelona for medical treatment. The images captured by the cameras of the La Sexta channel are striking, depicting him getting out of the car at the airport with crutches so as not to place his left foot, suffering from the Müller-Weiss syndrome, a degenerative disease. All just 48 from his 14th victory on the red clay of Roland Garros.
To try to alleviate the pain – which during the Paris tournament forced him to infiltrate anesthetics 20 minutes before each match – and remove the specter of a chrurgic intervention which however may not be conclusive, the Majorcan has started a new therapy, pulsed radiofrequency. This technique, mainly used to relieve chronic pain, uses the analgesic properties of high frequency electrical currents (400 to 500 kHz). The electrodes generate electrical current and heat to partially ‘deactivate’ the nerves that transmit the painful impulse to the affected area. (HANDLE).