Went to see Rheumy today for results of a bone scan which showed active inflammation in the joints between rib and sternum on the right hand side. I've had awful rib pain for about a year now, the feel bruised to the touch, constantly ache, and get worse if I take deep breaths. I haven't been diagnosed with lupus or connective tissue disease although I have fibromyalgia and Hypermobility syndrome, so this active inflammation is relatively new. However the rheumatologist said it can't be costochondritis because the inflammation is only in a few ribs, but from what I've read it doesn't necessarily cause inflammation as it can be a symptom of Fibro which is mainly pain without inflammation anyway.
If it isn't costochondritis, has anyone here heard of an inflammatory condition that affects the rib cage? I thought with lupus the rib pain was usually costochondritis too?? Thanks x