I had a heel bone spur and could barely walk on that foot. I did some research and bone spurs can be dissolved by Calcium Fluoride. I got some and started taking 4 tablets 3 times a day. In a week the pain was greatly lessened. In 3 months, the bone spur was gone.About a hunnert years ago I had heel spurs in both feet. Solution - simple outpatient surgery.
I decided I'd love to have both of them done at once. One surgery, one recovery...all the same reasons mentioned here. I can NOT tell you what a bad decision that was (for me)! Simple bone spur surgery - right. But, when you do both of them at the same time there's no way to ease the pain of one by having a 'good' one to bear weight. I spent several months in a wheelchair - for bone spur surgery! It was literally a year before I could walk without pain. While the theory sounded good - for me having both done at the same time was a situation where a good theory didn't equal a good reality.