Tom Joyner, radio show host and boxer, asked Doctor Oz why his elbow gets so swollen that he sometimes can’t even straighten out his arm.
Dr. Oz said that Tom Joyner’s right hook could be causing the trouble with the repetitive damage. The humerus, the bone on the upper arm, connects to your elbow and there is something called a bursa on your elbow to lubricate the joint. If you bend and straighten your arm repetitively, you can hurt the bursa or get bone spurs. If your elbow is swollen, you should try ice compresses or anti-inflammatory over the counter medicine like Ibuprofen... and of course, Tom might want to stop the boxing for a bit.