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PRINE Health is leading, foot first.

PRINE Health is proud to introduce PRINE Podiatry, a podiatrist in great neck, which is a new complementary offering towards our goal of providing a more comprehensive level of care to our patients.



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.



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!

What Causes Heel Pain?

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When patients spend each day dealing with heel pain, it can quickly decrease their quality of life. The first step in receiving treatment for this issue is to get a proper diagnosis. At PRINE Health, we’ll work diligently to help patients dealing with heel pain. Dr. Hochstein, our expert Podiatrist in Great Neck, would like to let you know about the common causes of heel pain so you know how to move forward with treatment.

Achilles Tendonitis

One common issue causing heel pain is Achilles tendonitis. This condition takes place when your Achilles tendon becomes irritated and inflamed. Fortunately, managing and preventing this condition is relatively simple. If you begin to experience pain as a result of Achilles tendonitis, we recommend the below:

•Choosing shoes that offer adequate foot support.
•Stretch out your calf muscles daily.
•Consider cross-training so you can stay in shape without overusing your legs.
•Make sure to rest when symptoms begin to present themselves.
•Plantar Fasciitis

Another issue that could be causing your heel pain is known as plantar fasciitis. Your plantar fascia is a fibrous band of tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes. The most common symptom is experiencing stabbing pain after moving around or exercising. Some of the most effective treatment methods include:

•Anti-inflammatory medication.
•Custom shoe orthotics.
•Steroid injections.
•In extreme cases, surgery.

Bursae are small, fluid-filled sacs that are found throughout your body. They work to cushion the bones, tendons, and muscles near your joints. However, when they become overused and inflamed, they can lead to pain. You have a bursa near both of your heels, and they could be what is causing your heel pain. 

Additional Causes

When it comes to heel pain, there are no shortage of conditions that can cause it. At PRINE Health, our team is well-versed in this area and can provide the diagnoses and treatment needed to make a full recovery. Should you find yourself dealing with any of the additional causes, we’ll be there to help:

•Heel spurs.
•Reactive arthritis.
•Stress fractures.
•Tarsal tunnel syndrome.
•Peripheral neuropathy.

Contact Our Podiatrist in Great Neck

Don’t let heel pain get in the way of your everyday life any longer. By working with Dr. Hochstein and the rest of our team at PRINE Health, you’ll significantly improve your chances of making a full recovery. To schedule your first appointment, be sure to contact our team today.

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.


Dr. Alec Hochstein takes patients from start to finish when it comes to wound care. He is not satisfied until the wound is completely healed. His methods of treatment for non-healing diabetic ulcers is notable. I approached Dr. Hochstein in August of 2014, with a persistent non-healing Diabetic Ulcer. The Ulcer was deep and rather large, To date the Ulceration is microscopic thanks to the wound care treatment that was received. I'm able to live a Happy and Healthy Life thanks to Dr. Alec Hochstein and his team of employees. I highly recommend this provider for any foot care or wound care needs.

Melissa K.

Dr. Sands is an outstanding Podiatrist. He is professional, courteous, a gentleman and extremely interested in the health of his patients. David is most accommodating and doesn't make patients wait a long time to be seen. His office staff is equally as polite and welcoming and they all run a 5 Star practice.

My son had an ingrown toenail and we needed an urgent appointment. We were seen on the same day. The receptionists were very welcoming and friendly and we saw the doctor within a few minutes. The doctor was friendly, competent, diagnosed the problem correctly, and operated very diligently. Extremely pleased and highly recommended.

Jonathan H.

As a patient of Dr. David Sands for over 15 years. He is professional, patient, knowledgeable and uses the latest technology when treating his patients, something that other doctors are not. I highly recommend him if you have issues with your feet.

Kristen R.


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Great Neck Plaza, NY
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Great Neck, NY
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