Very painful tension knot or lump on ribcage?

Patient

Q: I have a slight swollen area on the side of my rib cage and when I breathe in, at the peak of breathing in I feel pressure in that area almost like a lump is there. I have no idea whether its a tension knot or something else but it causes terrible back pain.

Symptoms:  Back pain, swollen on side of ribcage
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