I'm trying to work out if my rib problems could be a HMS problem. Apologies for the length.
The problem started with a pain building in my back while sat in a car. I shifted position trying to get comfortable and had a series of cracks across my back and down one arm, which came with an explosion of pain which is permanent.
I had an emergency appointment at a dr as I was away from home visiting my parents, where I was examined and she said that she believed I had dislocated my ribs and should see a chiropractor.
So my parents found the funds to get me to a chiropractor who got my ribs settled after several appointments. So I returned home, spent about 2 months with a sore, but ok, back which was slowly getting better. However, one day the bus I was on did an emergency stop, cue popping and pain from my back.
This was two years ago, I've had as many chiropractic appointments as I could afford, and alas my ribs just wouldn't stay put. I'm in constant worsening pain. One of my upper ribs seems to put pressure on my shoulder, either directly, or by damaging the muscle. It constantly subluxes, and cracks very painfully. On days where it is really swollen the pain extends to my elbow, which locks and loses mobility, until it pops back into line, with much general joint swelling, which of course continues into my wrist. My other arm has over the last 6 months started to exhibit these symptoms too, and that side of my back sometimes has issues.
I've looked at the beighton score page and score 9/9, which was what first lead me to belive I might be hypermobile. I have more joint problems than just my ribs, but the ribs are the one noone other than that first person I saw believe can have problems. It's either "impossible" to have upper rib problems, or I'm "too young" to have them, depending on who I see.