Local reddening of the skin and a feeling of warmth. Erythema often accompanies Bursitis and is a local reddening of the skin. This reddened area will blanch, or become pale when pressed down upon. The area will also feel warm. It is a common experience of those who suffer Bursitis that the affected joint swells up and becomes exceedingly painful, and also grows reddened with the skin being stretched tight and warm to the touch. If proper treatment is applied, these symptoms will quickly subside and the joint will regain its mobility.