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Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts on deadlifting with a torn labrum. It doesn't seem to hurt when I do.
I'm continuing with my DDD. MRI on the 27th. praying it isn't another tear, but pretty sure it isIf you are already doing it and it doesn't hurt then it's likely not a problem. The shoulder joint doesn't really move much during a DL, and issues with the labrum tend to happen when the shoulder is moving / rotating and catches the torn part. The labrum can tear in a variety of places, so each one is "case by case" as to what the person can do pain-free as opposed to what aggravates it.
I have had what is most likely a small tear in my R labrum for ~15 years (fell onto an out-stretched arm) and for me I can do almost everything just fine including overhead lifting, but both bench presses and bent presses tend to irritate it so I avoid both of those. Other people might have different experiences based in their individual circumstances.
It sucks getting old Steve : )I've got one diagnosed on my "good" shoulder and I'm pretty sure the worse shoulder has one, and that it's worse. My personal take on mine is that making sure my shoulders and packed and my lats very active means my shoulders feel just fine when I deadlift. My guess - only a guess - is that your doctor will tell you that, so long as it feels OK, it is.
Steve "doctor, but not that kind" Freides