After 5 years of visiting the doctors one finally examined my joints and declared I have Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, Hypermobility in every joint he looked at. I could have cried as my suspicions from the last 5 years were confirmed. At the moment I suffer with TMJD, shoulder subluxations, pain in my neck and upper back, wrist and finger pain, painful knees and the most recent addition rib pain.
The rib pain is in my lower ribs at the front on both sides and also higher up at the sides just where the bottom of my bra is. If I press gently on the offending ribs they clunk back into place and the pain is relieved. The pain is occasionally sharp but mostly dull, it is aggravated by bending or twisting and becomes painful if I sit in one position for a long time. It also feels as if the muscles surrounding these areas are in spasm. Has anyone experienced this? I have been prescribed naproxen and amitryptaline. I am finding that applying heat works well.