Hi Net, i see you mentioned Arthritis, well I have had upper abdomen problems for years and years , No Doctor ever went near my ribs, but sent me for colonoscopy, endoscopy of stomach, etc' no results,
This winter I experienced pain
in the upper back between shoulder blades on walking any distance, I thought I had Angina or something .
New Lady Doc sent me for scan of my upper back, and diagnosed Osteo arthritis of spine, said it is pretty bad,
I was blown away! My ribs would swell up and I had wind problems.fatigue, coldness,drynss every where, I could go on, point is that I never imagined it was coming from my spine, which is attached to the ribcage. At least I now know what was causing the prolem...
Hope you get your problems sorted quicker, Dolly x