Dr. Jeffrey Sider

Sports Medicine
Woodbury, NY
41 years experience male

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Office

Woodbury, NY

Address

812 woodbury rd, Woodbury, NY
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Thursday: Closed
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Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

634 Answers
113 Agrees
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Depends on fracture: For most elbow fractures, cast immobilization works well. Unfortunately, to obtain the best result, some fractures with displacement especially in t... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Rest, ice: If you actually have shinsplints, they can be treated. Since they are related to overuse activity, a combination of rest, ice and nsaids can be help... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Strengthening: Typically the benefit of therapy will be to strengthen the surrounding muscles the reality is that the only way to really correct the underlying ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Interesting question: Im not sure if at 22 you really have "arthritis pain"/ if your symptoms continue and limit your activities you should be evaluated by either an o... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Why do you ask?: Why are you asking about playing sports? I believe its certainly healthy to play basketball and other sports unless you have a medical problem or or... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Probablly not: If the meniscus is torn, the pregnancy will not likely change the underlying problem the extra weight may put extra stress on the meniscal remnant ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Weakness/ knee prob?: I would recommend orthopedic exam the giving out could be related to either leg weakness especially the quads. Other possibiltiy might involve some... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Can be helpfule: I would splint the affected finger to help decrease the swelling for 2-3 weeks. You should allow the symptoms to resolve before resuming sports or ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Patella: It could be a problem with patella instability or a meniscal injury or loose body really need an exam and a definitive diagnosis.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Hard to say: While the pain on flexion can be something as simple as some degenerative changes on the back of the patella. It needs to be evaluated further for a... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Possibly: If you are having significant pain, instability or problem doing your normal activities or sports you may need to have something done to help impr... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Fatigue, dehydration: Probably the most likely causes for muscle cramps is either fatigue or dehydration. I say several cases in the first football game of the season in... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Can take 4-6 weeks: If you have a soft tissue capsule injury to the knee it can certainly take 4-6 weeks to heal 'but many times when you get that type of injury you ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Tylenol, (acetaminophen) mild nsaids: I would start with tylenol (acetaminophen) and mild nsaids to try to alleviate your symptoms also i( would try to keep the joints moving whether i... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Should be improving: If you are still having pain after that long you really should be examined a typical strain will heal over 4-6 weeks if you give it some rest. Yo... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Need more infor: I would try to find an etiology for the dizziness it could be related to circulation or a multitude of other reasons. I would start with you interne... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Any injuries: Hard to say for sure. But i was wondering if there's any activity you do where you might irritate your thight - bike, specific exercise machine? ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Hard to say: Without reviewing the xray, its hard to say if you sustained a further fracture while treating the humerus fracture it should heal over 6-8 weeks t... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: If you can tolerate the pain from the injury you can play if you have a fracture you should not play.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Popliteal cyst?: You may have a bakers or popliteal cyst behind your knee when you exercise it may appear larger also sometimes the amount of fluid and therefore t... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Each takes about 20 : Each scan would be a separate procedure each scan takes approximately 20 min to perform most shoulder MRI s are not performed with contrast.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Big difference: A sprain is a ligament which is usually stretched or partially torn. A grade 3 tear is a full tear in the ligament. Most sprains are treated with co... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Arm symptoms - nerve: The pins and needles are most likely due to a pinched or inflamed nerve from the cervical spine which radiates down the arms it's important to diff... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Possibly: You sound like a young person who sustained a severe wrist fracture if you have tendon inflammation without a tear, i would try both shots and physi... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Need an exam: Its a little hard to say the pain on flexion of your knee concerns me because you may have an internal derangement in the knee such a meniscal inj... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Nsaiids: I have found most nsaids to be helpful for these problems i would start with some advil (ibuprofen) or aleve you might require a prescription nsaid ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Hard to say: If you are limping or still swollen, you probably shouldn't play you may have done more than just hyperextended your knee you may have injured one ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Pain, weakness: If you have a tear, you may lose some motion and strength. Also you may have some pain especially with overhead activities and external rotation of... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Ice acutely: I would suggest ice on the affected area to decrease the pain and spasm from the acute injury - about 15 minutes every hour or so after the first f... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Not really: While swimming is a very effective aerobic exercise, it's hard to say what's the best i think for most people running and cycling are probably the be... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Could be fx: It could be a slight fracture depending on how hard you hit it i wouldn't be "worried" but i would suggest an xray to evaluate the possibility of a... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
could take awhile: While you describe a mild knee injury 10 days ago, it takes more time than most think to heal if you had a mild sprain on the outside or lateral asp... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Hard to say: While the labral tear may be causing some pain in your hip, your md must think something else is going on he probably wants an MRI to see if you hav... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Get a nerve study: It sounds as though you may have a nerve entrapment in your forearm i would get a good orthopedic exam and you may ultimately need an ncv study.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Aerobic exercises: Typically aerobic exercises that use many large muscles burn off many calories i would recommend either running, cycling or swiimming on a regular ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
See an orthopedist: I think it best to see an orthopedist to get a definitive diagnosis and rule out other potential elbow problems i think that would be the best optio... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Sounds muscular: While the issue sounds like a muscular issue which may be improved with therapy treatment such as stretching and modalities to decrease any inflamma... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Check it out : If it is not treated well, you may ultimately have a fracture that will not heal you may then require a surgical procedure instead of just a cast f... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Rest, ice : The key is to calm down your pain and inflammation in the affected tendon this will be done with ice, nsaids and activity avoidance you may also be... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
See below: Scuba stands for self contained underwater breathing apparatus when one used scuba equipment and dives one will take a tank with them that eliminates... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
No trainer: You do not need a trainer just because you had a previous fracture i assume you have fully healed and your motion and strength are fairly normal. If ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Not genetic: Rotator cuff syndrome is typically an inflammation in one of the tendons of the rotator cuff. It is often related to overuse with motion such as ser... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Depends on fracture: Forearm fractures that are not displaced can typically be treated in a cast for 6-8 weeks. Fractures in childreen where there is displacement can b... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Need exam: While you might have strained or tore part of your hamstring muscle, you may have also injured the iliotibial band or other muscle. It's important ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Therapy: I would suggest physical therapy. You can calm your symptoms with modalities such as ultrasound and stim. Then you can work on the appropriate strengt... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
If it dislocates: I agree with the above. In certain cases where there is more trauma and a dislocation occurs both ligaments can be torn at the same time. Fortunately ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
I actually dissent: Having run for forty years, i believe that running does not have to cause injury if there is no intenal pathology. I would start slow with a walk/ ru... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Rest, ice: Usually the best thing to do is rest the area and use ice to decrease the spasm. For more difficult cases, other treatments including physical thera... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Outside: I believe that all being equal walking outside is a better exercise on the treadmill you merely go up and down while the treadmill moves outside you a... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 41 years experience
Need more info: Do you have a mensical tear? If you do and had a surgical menisectomy, usually my patients are walking within a few days, then stationary biking, th... Read More
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Aug 4, 2016
Hi im taking prozac. I see bubbles in my urin. My question is. Did prozac make bubbles in urine?
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sider is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sider is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Good to know. I actually was just diagnosed with a "Closed Fracture of the Distal Fibula" seeing and Orthopedic specialist next week. Happy New Year!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! There was something visible in the c-spine periphery of my MRI. Was told it was an artifact, but others disagree. Thank you for the direction.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Yes it is for me :( perhaps i'll have two replacements in my life is the concern for me and my Chiropractor at this time.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1982MD

Awards

best of long island 2012
best of long island 2013
Top Sports Medicine Specialist , First Place, National - Fall
2014
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