Athetosis cause constant writhing motions are a symptom of athetosis. Injury to the basal ganglia frequently results in it. These are parts of the brain that are located close to the base, deep inside. They aid in coordinating muscle motion. Here, the basal ganglia are emphasized.
Distal limbs are affected by the disorder known as athetosis, which causes sinuous, sluggish, uneven, and involuntary movements. Despite a decline in usage, the word is still used to characterize writhing finger and/or toe motions brought on by a lack of proprioception as well as distal limb dystonia in cerebral palsy (pseudoathetosis). A cerebrovascular stroke can occasionally have long-term effects, including athetosis (posthemiplegic athetosis). Athetosis in cerebral palsy is typically resistant to treatment interventions, while it occasionally responds to pharmaceutical therapy. Pseudoathetosis does not cause functional impairment and does not need a particular course of treatment. Wilson’s disease should be ruled out in all patients with progressive athetosis, according to the diagnosis.