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.
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!
What Happens To A Plantar Wart If Left Untreated?
Have you recently begun to develop a plantar wart? If you’ve been thinking about leaving it unchecked in hopes that it will go away on its own, you’re likely making a mistake. At PRINE Health, our team knows the issues that can come from doing this. To learn more about what can happen if you leave a plantar wart untreated, continue reading.
WHAT IS A PLANTAR WART?
Before diving into what can happen if it is left untreated, Dr. Hochstein, our expert podiatrist in great neck, would like to provide more information on what a plantar wart actually is. A plantar wart is a small growth that typically occurs on your heels. This growth develops when the HPV virus finds a way to enter your skin. Concerning the growth, additional symptoms that point to the development of a plantar wart include:
•Hard, thickened skin that forms over a “well-defined” spot on the foot.
•Black pinpoints that look like seeds in the middle of the growth.
•Suffering from pain on your heel when walking or standing.
WHEN LEFT UNCHECKED
As previously stated, leaving a plantar wart untreated can lead to serious issues. Plantar warts are highly contagious. Once one develops, if left unchecked, it can quickly spread to other parts of your foot. Soon, you’ll have multiple warts to deal with instead of just one. Additionally, the warts or area around them may become infected, leading to serious issues.
Here at PRINE Health, our team is well versed in dealing with issues such as plantar warts. Our podiatrist in great neck Dr. Hochstein can perform a full evaluation on your foot to help determine which intervention method will yield the best results. Depending on the severity of your plantar wart, treatment methods can include:
•Prescription-strength wart peeling medication.
•Cryotherapy to freeze the wart.
•In severe cases, surgery.
CONTACT US TODAY!
While you may only view plantar warts as an aesthetic issue, that is no excuse to let one linger. A failure to receive prompt treatment can lead to more warts forming or more serious issues taking place. To make sure you avoid this from happening, contact Dr. Hochstein here at PRINE Health 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.
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