Dr. Thomas Alost Jr

Orthopedic Surgery
El Paso, TX
39 years experience

Locations

Orthopaedic Surgeons Associates

El Paso, TX

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4646 North Mesa, El Paso, TX
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Orthopedic Surgery

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English

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Cartilage: This is typically due to a condition called chondromalacia, the softening of cartilage behind the knee cap. If you have no pain, no worries. Work on... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Technique: Talk to your coach to watch your technique. Consider elbow brace.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
MRI: X-rays will only show bony trauma. Physical exam first then MRI to determine which ligament (or cartilage) could be injured. This will then determin... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Healing: This type of ankle fracture is a progression of a severe twisting injury to the ankle. It appears that you have had an MRI and every ankle MRI will s... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Sprain: This is most likely a sprain of that part of the foot or strain of tendon. A fracture of bone would be immediate pain. Pain 24 hours later is always... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
No difference: Static slow stretching of the specific muscle group in necessary. Consider 10 thirty second stretches of each musce group will work.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Aleve (naproxen) is an anti-inflammatory pain medicine and Flexeril is a muscle relaxer and can be taken together.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Calcium: Any resistance traning and exercise that involves walking running dance aerobic and cross fit will stress the skeleton and help the body perserve ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Scar tissue: This is still remaining iritated tissue within the knee. Keep up your exercise and range of motion and this will eventually go away. Use topical ant... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Healing: This is most likely due to the healing process and increased blood flow to the talus after healing has started. Depending how long out from your inju... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Stress fracture: Bone pain with working out usually means stress fracture especially in the lower extremity. The foot is most likely to develope along with the tibis... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes and no: If you have a swelling at the tip of the elbow posterior, that is bursitis. You could have just swelling from the injury. If infected, it would be h... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Both: Boxing requires both fast and slow twitch muscles, so speed training (sparing) and endurance training (running, situps, speed training) are necessar... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
More reps: Doing more reps with lighter weigh will build lean body mass and strength. Thinks of body weight pylometrics for heavier weighted exercise.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Adhesions: There are three reasons. One is the complication of postoperative adhesions which is build up of scar tissue after surgery. The other is if your sur... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Forearm and wrist: The long arm cast is typically used to treat nonsugical fractures of the wrist and forearm.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Laxity: If your acl reconstruction is stretched you may again be experiencing instability and giving way in your knee. This is called laxity. You should hav... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Lean: Lean proteins are the way to go. Whey and that whole class will work.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Exercise: Only resistance weight training with tone muscles. You will want to maintain a lean protein diet combined with exercise. Cross fit training would be... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Low fat: A low fat diet with lean protein and resistance training in the gym.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Lunges: Lunges and hip exercises will help.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Lipoma: Usually any freely movable lump anywhere superficial in the body will be a benign tumor such as a lipoma. And not bad. You can watch it or have it ta... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Surgery vs Rehab: A fracture of the hip will most likely require surgery while a strain of a muscle will require stretching and strength training.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Whiplash: Cervical strain ie 'whiplash' can aggravate any preexisting condition in the neck including radiculopathy or changes in the disc. Usually nsaids or M... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Tendon: This is most often from over training with excessive strain of the tendons. Be careful working through the pain as this could lead to rupture. Especi... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Alost Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Walking: Any type of activity that puts strain on your skeleton will make them harder. Try walking, running, lifting weights.
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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Alost Jr is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Alost Jr is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! The swelling and redness has mostly gone away after a few days do you think I'm safe from infection?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks doctor.I need to do MRI and determine what next.thanks for clearing my confusion
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This saved my life. Thank You! Thank you so much! This has put my mind at ease.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA
Graduated 1984MD
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