Trigger Finger Literature Review

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Benefits of An Omega 3 Rich Diet On Suppression of
Symptoms in Trigger Finger Comment by Krista Landing: We are going to have to change our title if we are not reporting results on trigger finger.
Bre’Anna Briggs

October 9, 2017

A Literature Review Presented to Krista Ranstrom

In Partial Fulfillment of Course Requirements

for KINS 492, Senior Seminar

Abstract Comment by Krista Landing: Need to have the title right before this.

Trigger finger also known as Stenosing Tenosynovitis is a condition that affects the tendons in your fingers or thumb. It is identified by the inflammation in the synovial sheath of a tendon. This disorder occurs in people who work jobs where there is a physical strain on the joint of the hands. This strain may be cause from various occupation the restrict movement of the hands to a small area for a long period of time. Trigger finger has many treatments such as surgical and injections have been looked into but the literature has not focused on dietary changes through supplements or food. Over the past couple of years data has been developing on the effects of dietary fatty acids such as omega-3 on bone and joint health. Purpose: The objective of this paper is to provide a review of recent literature on the dietary fatty acid omega-3 and symptoms in trigger finger. This document summarizes the results of evidence-based studies on the effects of omega-3 fatty acids from food or dietary-supplement sources for the suppression of

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