ServicesLisa Cornelius, DPM provides podiatry in Corvallis, OR at 3640 Nw Samaritan Dr, Corvallis, OR 97330. Podiatrists are able to treat conditions and disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg. A Podiatrist may treat bunions, calluses, ingrown toenails, heel spurs or foot deformities.
To determine if Lisa Cornelius, DPM can help you, please call the Corvallis, OR office at (541) 757-7100 for more information.
I had ankle pain for three months. I made an appointment with Dr. Cornelius and she gave me what sounded like a very rehearsed speech. She told me it could be a stress fracture, could be a torn tendon, I may have to wear an expensive walking boot for a few months or spend a fortune on physical therapy, but we wouldn’t know anything for sure unless I spent $1000 on an MRI because stress fractures usually don’t show up on an x-ray. And she said I shouldn’t wear minimalist barefoot-style shoes anymore (which have made all of my previous foot pain go away) . On the advice of some friends, I then saw a chiropractor for a second opinion. I explained the pain and told him what Dr. Cornelius said, and with no hesitation he said “Actually, a stress fracture WOULD show up on an x-ray if it happened three months ago because they become visible after they start to heal, but you don’t need an x-ray because it’s clearly tendonitis.” He said there was a tendon stretching right across the painful spot (where Dr. Cornelius said there was nothing but bone) and he could feel it was really tight. He then told me the tension stretched all the way up my leg to my lower back and was all coming from that point. He gave me an alignment and assigned some stretching exercises to loosen my back muscles. A few days later, my pain was totally gone for the first time in 3 months! And all for less than $100.
If I listened to Dr. Cornelius I would have spent thousands of dollars and gone through months of unnecessary rehab. I know she has a lot of experience but I'm in shock at how she totally missed my issue and was quick to assign expensive. long term treatment without even being able to diagnose what turned out to be a simple problem. I also think she should be more open to the idea of resolving problems with natural foot function and minimalist/barefoot footwear shoes. I've known a lot of people who have resolved foot problems this way (myself included) and I thought it was very unprofessional for her to simply write it off as nonsense. A good doctor should be open to new research and treatment ideas instead of just prescribing orthotics or boots. I've since met two people with very similar experiences with Dr. Cornelius and would never recommend her to anyone.
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