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!
WHY DO MY FEET HURT WHEN IT’S COLD?
Do you sometimes find that your feet begin to hurt as the weather starts getting colder? There are a few reasons for this. Here at PRINE Health, our team is well-versed in this occurrence. Dr. Hochstein, our expert podiatrist in great neck, would like to take some time to break down some of the causes of this problem, as well as ways to prevent cold-related foot problems from happening.
WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN
There are several reasons that one’s foot can start hurting as the weather gets colder. In order to remain healthy, it’s essential to understand what they are so you can work towards avoiding them. Some of the most common you can experience include the following:
•The cold weather causes your feet’s tissues to contract, which can begin to pull on nerve endings.
•Frostbite and Raynaud’s disease are two standard winter foot issues that can cause pain.
•People tend to put on a few extra pounds in the winter due to lack of activity, leading to added pressure being put on the feet.
•Purchasing boots and other winter footwear that don’t fit properly can cause copious amounts of pain.
•Muscles and tendons of the foot become stiffer as it gets cold, leading to pain during movement.
PREVENTING THIS FROM OCCURRING
As previously stated, coldness can have both a direct and indirect impact on your foot health. That is why Dr. Hochstein recommends patients do everything they can to keep their feet protected. Below are some of the best ways to prevent the cold from causing pain in your feet:
•Rest your feet when you begin to feel discomfort.
•Perform daily foot stretches.
•Try to remain active to improve circulation and prevent added weight gain.
•When buying footwear for the winter, make sure they offer proper ankle and arch support.
•Never wear damp socks or shoes outside in the cold.
•Consider investing in custom orthotics.
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
Don’t let foot pain begin to overtake your winter experience. You should not have to deal with this issue just because it is cold outside. At PRINE Health, we’ll work to stop this from happening. If you want to learn more about keeping your feet protected, or are interested in scheduling an appointment for care, be sure to contact Dr. Hochstein 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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