PRINE Health is proud to introduce PRINE Podiatry, a podiatrist in Port Washington, which is a new complementary offering towards our goal of providing a more comprehensive level of care to our patients.
MEET DR. ALEC HOCHSTEIN
Dr. Alec Hochstein, is a 1997 graduate of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, practicing on Long Island’s North Shore where he lives with his wife and two children.
Dr. Hochstein is Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, he is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) as well as the New York State Podiatric Medical Association (NYSPMA).
Dr. Hochstein is privileged to be actively involved in the training of future doctors of podiatric medicine at residency training programs in New York City and Long Island New York, including the prestigious hospital programs of New York Hospital of Queens, Albert Einstein School of Medicine and Northwell Health System.
Dr. Hochstein maintains other interests in areas of physical fitness and nutrition, as well as Internet technology, social media marketing. He has lectured both locally and nationally on various topics related to both medicine and technology in the medical office.
PRINE PODIATRY SERVICES
VERRUCAE (WART) TREATMENT – SWIFT TECHNOLOGY
Are you sick of dealing with those pesky warts? Well, PRINE Podiatry is here to inform you of their brand new, effective Swift Technology used to treat and prevent the emergence of warts. Verrucae, also known as plantar warts, is a common foot issue people deal with on a regular basis. It can often be embarrassing and difficult trying to cover up these warts due to their appearance and placement. Most often, patients will get these types of warts on the bottom of their feet or on the balls of their heels. Luckily, you don’t have to be embarrassed any longer!
Showering After Bunion Surgery – What Does Our Podiatrist In Port Washington NY Recommend?
SHOWERING AFTER BUNION SURGERY
An important aspect of post-bunion surgery is that you keep the treated area as dry as possible. Dr. Hochstein, our podiatrist in Port Washington NY, recommends his patients to keep the affected feet completely dry while the stitches are still in place. Even while showering or bathing. Understandably, this is a major inconvenience. Please consider the following suggestions for keeping your foot dry while showering/bathing after bunion surgery:
•While Bathing – Prop your foot up on the side of the tub and wash the rest of your body. Keep the water away from the stitches so that they do not lose their ineffectiveness.
•Consider keeping the stitches adequately covered in a wrap while bathing. This will give added protection.
•While Showering – you will likely need to sit down while the water is running. Consider using a shower char that you can sit on while placing your foot off to the side of the tub.
•We also recommend placing your treated foot inside of a plastic bag, as this typically gives strong protection from water.
WHAT IS A BUNION?
Also medically known as a hallux valgus, a bunion is a bump that manifests itself close to the big toe joint of the foot. In the majority of cases, symptoms tend to develop progressively. However, pressure placed upon the big toe joint is typically the primary culprit of this foot-related condition. Unfortunately, patients may experience bothersome symptoms from having a bunion, such as pain while walking or putting on shoes.
Otherwise known as a bunionectomy, this surgery is able to remove the bunion and give the patient relief from symptoms. Due to the vast amount of structural changes caused by having a bunion, several different surgery options could be possible. Dr. Alec Hochstein, our podiatrist in Port Washington NY, has plenty of experience performing bunion surgery. For more information about him and his practice, please click here.
About Dr. Sands
David J. Sands, DPM is an award-winning podiatrist who views personalized service and patient education as an integral part of healing. His commitment to helping you understand the origin of your foot and ankle symptoms.
Dr. Sands earned his DPM from The New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1996. He completed a residency at the Catholic Medical Centers of Brooklyn and Queens.
7 Bond Street
Great Neck Plaza, NY
(516) 482 – 5999
36 Main Street
Port Washington, NY
(516) 883 – 8313
560 Northern Blvd. Suite 210
Great Neck, NY
(516) 482 – 8826