Deadlifts with a (presumably) weak shoulder? Sounds like not a good idea. Sure your legs and back may lift the weight but whats supporting it? Arms. What are those connected to the body with? Shoulders. Like Zagman said you should read Shoulder Savers Part I and so on (forgot how many there are) and try and self diagnose which planes of movements cause pain and which don’t.
Try and figure out in an educated way, not guess and check, whats causing the pain. Going to a specialist for a consult once you have an idea what it may be isn’t a bad idea either if you have a history of shoulder pain and not just an injury. Don’t let them talk you into anything crazy or expensive just ask their opinion. They know their stuff but first and foremost they’re trying to make money.[/quote]
Yeah, I agree. That’s why I stated “depending on how injured your shoulder is”. We don’t know exactly how injured the shoulder is. My shoulder is “injured” right now. I’m still doing deadlifts, front squats, military, bench, everything. Perhaps I’m not as injured as the OP.