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Dr. Jeffrey Sider

Sports Medicine
Woodbury, NY
40 years experience male

Locations

Office

Woodbury, NY

Address

812 woodbury rd, Woodbury, NY
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My office hours

Wednesday: 2:00pm - 700pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

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United HealthCare Insurance Company

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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

634 Answers
113 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Can help: Anything that will help you exercise whether it be a dvd, zumba class or a trainer are all positive motivators if you do regular exercise especially... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 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
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 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
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: Significant arthritic damage on the back of your patella could be causing pain in that joint but, you are relatively young but you want to make sure... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 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.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Havce trainer do it: If you are still having pain or tenderness in your hamstring from an injury, playing on it will risk reinjuiry., you can have a trainer tape it,... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Spasm, nerve?: It sounds like you may have a pinched nerve or some muscle spasm these symptoms can occur without specific i juries try some ice and nsaids see you... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 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
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
See below: If the fracture is as you describe and is not displaced you might need a brace or splint after 4-6 weeks you will likely need some therapy if the f... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Hematoma?: Sounds like a contusion or hematoma you should try ice and nsaids if it doesn't start to improve consider an xray.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
No single best way: I think that the best way is to find an exercise program of activities that you enjoy. Then, I would try to do it three times a week with days off in ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Ignore: Most do not need surgery many can be treated with a rehab program.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Let it heal: The problem with many of these hamstring injuries is that people return to activity and sports before they are fully healed. A significant injury m... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Probably need exam: Its difficulty to determine what it is without examining it You may have pulled a muscle and could have spasm But you may have a lipoma, fibroma, cyst... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Get an exam: Obviously without knowing what type of injury you sustained, it's hard to come up with a diagnosis You may have some tendonitis radiating up from your... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Lipoma?: While its certainly hard to tell from here? Probably the most likely source of your mass would be a lipoma. It could also be a little knot or muscle s... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Nsaids?: Im not sure what you mean by a rotator cuff tear that doesn't require surgery. But at age 74, I would certainly try to decrease your pain and swelling... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Patella issue: Based on your age, I'd be thinking of a patella chondromalacia/ alignment issue irritated by activity. Also, you might have a patella bursitis if you'... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
You can wait: Grade 3 AC separation is always the tricky one. Recently treated one conservatively and the patient had full motion without pain and good strength. Hi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
You may have one: While you may not have such a tear , if there is any question you should check it out i wouldn't worry as much about the bruising but the indentation... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Stretch: I would warm up and stretch gently before your exercise i would recommend stretching even more both time and length wise after your exercise i hav... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
See below: You really should get a good orthopedic exam it's positive that you can run as much as you have but if you can pinpoint the etiology for your pain y... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Review mri : You need to have your MRI reviewed and get a good exam of the affected area you will likely improve with rest, nsaids and physical therapy surgica... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
See below: I believe that cycling is a good overall exercise which will help you both aerobically and also strengthen your quads by strengthening your quads i... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Blood thiners ?: Are you on blood thinners such as coumadin or plavix (clopidogrel)? Are you on nsaids? These medications can make you blood thinner and cause you t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
3x a week: I prefer the concept of hard and easy whether with weights or aerobic exercises. If you work out your muscles you should probably let those muscles re... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
It ok: You can lift weights but you shouldn't be lifting heavy weights since youre growth plates are still open Id work more on lighter weights with more rep... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Please explain: did someone force you to take time off due to an injury Sometimes, if you have inflammation or a mild injury, you need to rest it to allow it to heal
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Be consistent: I would try to find some exercise that you enjoy doing You should try to do at between 3 and 5 times a week Ideally, if you could do different activit... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Usually no surgery: Not sure what procedure youre talking about for Osgood schlatters which is typically a young persons problem which usually disappears with age So in s... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
More likely: I'd say that it's more likely to calm down than the chronic version related to repetitive activity. Hopefully if it is related to one injury it will g... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Id be concerned: I don't think its ok i would check it out with your medical md or even a cardiologist to make sure you dont have any underlying problems which c... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Be varied: I usually suggest what one will do on a consistent basis i like a combination of strength, flexibility, and endurance in varied forms. I have some... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Dont overdo it: The key is to be consistent if you sustain an injury you will not be able to exercise for awhile i believe in hard/ easy days for exercise ie/ aft... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Strengthen other sid: If certain muscles are weaker than others whether it be right vs left or hamstring vs quad - you will want to work on specific exercises to strengthe... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Possible nerve injur: You may have some early carpal tunnel syndrome when you sleep sometimes the nerve gets pinched and causes some numbness and tingling in your finger... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Arthritis: One get arthritic symptoms related to lupus you may need to take some nsaids or even get some physical therapy to help get some relief. Once you ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Warm up: If you have a groin muscle injury which hopefully is mild, you may be able to get away with your run the key would be to warm up with a mild jog and... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Preseason exercises: I would recommend strengthening exercise for the forearm prior to the season. Also make sure that your tennis racket grip is correct and the racke... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
None if better: If the ankle injury is fully healed, there may be no symptoms. If the injury still has not fully resolve, the patient may have symptoms such as pa... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Usually in am: Typically arthritis is worse in the morning. Usually the joints stiffen over the night being in bed. Often sitting in a charir or movie or restaur... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Ice: How about use of ice and use of a tennis elbow strap. Also strengthening of the forearm and proper tennis racket/ equipment is very important.

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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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