I realize it's been 4 years since you posted this question, and I am very curious to know if you've received any physical relief or found a treatment/cure for your rib pain since then.
I am suffering from symptoms that are very similar to (if not the same as) the ones you described here, and I am desperate for help. In fact, I am actually in anguish as I type this because I injured/dislocated my rib about an hour ago. This happens on a regular basis, and the simplest thing triggers it. (In this particular instance, all I did was bend over to pick up a cat toy. Ridiculous!)
At any rate, please respond if you see this message. Thanks so much!